Johanna Hurwitz

American children's writer

1937   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Queens College, Columbia University School of Library Service
occupation: writer, children's writer

Johanna Hurwitz (born October 9, 1937) is an American author of more than sixty children's books. She has sold millions of books in many different languages.Hurwitz graduated from Queens College, New York with a degree in English and Columbia University with a master's in library science.After many years working as a librarian, Hurwitz wrote her first book, Busybody Nora, in 1976, one of the first in the chapter book genre for transitioning young readers from shorter stories to novels. Busybody Nora took 17 tries for publishing companies to publish the book. Ravenstone Press published the book three months after Hurwitz submitted the story.Hurwitz's books include biographies for children on subjects such as Anne Frank, Astrid Lindgren, Leonard Bernstein, and Helen Keller. Her 1999 book, The Just Desserts Club, combined related short stories with recipes.Hurwitz is the aunt of Garance Franke-Ruta and Ted Frank.
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Baseball Fever

book by Johanna Hurwitz

author: Johanna Hurwitz


Busybody Nora

book by Johanna Hurwitz

author: Johanna Hurwitz
illustrator: Johanna Hurwitz


New Shoes for Silvia

book by Johanna Hurwitz

author: Johanna Hurwitz
illustrator: Jerry Pinkney


Much Ado About Aldo

author: Johanna Hurwitz

Helen Keller

author: Johanna Hurwitz, Neverne Covington

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