Brenda A. Ferber

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General Information

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Name: Brenda A. Ferber

Pen Name: None

Born: 1967 in Skokie, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Ferber was born in Skokie and grew up in Highland Park. She now lives and works in Deerfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brenda Ferber graduated from the University of Michigan. She started out writing stories that were accepted by Ladybug magazine. In 2004, she submitted her first novel, then called Cara's Kitchen, to the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition, which she won. The manuscript was accepted for publication by Farrar Straus & Giroux, which published the book as Julia's Kitchen in 2006.

Published Works

  • Julia's Kitchen, Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2006
  • Jemma Hartma, Camper Extraordinaire, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009
  • The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine's Day Ever, 2012

Titles at Your Library

Julia's Kitchen

ISBN: 0374399328
Release Date: 2006-03-21

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Jemma Hartman, Camper Extraordinaire

ISBN: 0374336725
Release Date: 2009-04-27

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The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever

ISBN: 0803735057
Release Date: 2012-12-06

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Literary Awards

The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine's Day Ever

  • Kirkus Starred Review

Julia's Kitchen

  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner under the title Cara's Kitchen, 2004 *As a result, the title was changed and it went on to be published as Julia's Kitchen
  • VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, 2006
  • Junior Library Guild Selection, 2006
  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, 2007
  • Kirkus Starred Review

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Brenda A. Ferber on WorldCat


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