Fran Manushkin

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General Information

Name: Fran Manushkin

Pen Name: None

Born: 1942 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Manushkin grew up in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Manushkin received her B.A. in education from Chicago Teacher's College. After graduation, she moved to New York City. There, she worked in the children's book department of Harper & Row for ten years.

After becoming a junior editor where she soon discovered she enjoyed writing and her first book BABY (later titled BABY, COME OUT!) was published in 1972. Since then, Manushkin has written many many books.

Published Works

Baby, Harper & Row, 1972, later released as Baby, Come Out! Star Bright Books, 2002

Bubblebath, Harper & Row, 1974

Shirleybird, Harper & Row, 1975

Swinging and Swinging, Harper & Row, 1976

The Tickle Tree, Clarion Books, 1982

Moon Dragon, 1982

Hocus and Pocus at the Circus, Harper, 1983

The Roller Coaster Ghost, Scholastic, 1983

Buster Loves Buttons, Harper, 1985

Jumping Jacky, 1986

Little Rabbit's Baby Brother, Crown, 1986

Ketchup, Catch Up!, 1987

Beach Day, 1988

The Best Toy of All, Dutton, 1990

Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story, Scholastic, 1990.

Be Brave, Baby Rabbit, Crown, 1990.

My Christmas Safari, Dial, 1993

Let`s Go Riding in Our Strollers, Hyperion, 1993

Peeping and Sleeping, Clarion, 1994

Starlight and Candles, The Joys of the Sabbath, Simon & Schuster, 1995

Rachel, Meet Your Angel, Puffin, 1995

Toby Takes the Cake, Puffin, 1995

Lulu`s Mixed-Up Movie, Puffin, 1995

Val McCall, Ace Reporter, Puffin, 1995

The Matzah That Papa Brought Home, Scholastic, 1995

Miriam`s Cup, A Passover Story, Scholastic, 1998

Come, Let Us Be Joyful!: The Story of Hava Nagila, UAHC Press, 2000

Daughters of Fire: Heroines of the Bible, Silver Whistle/Harcourt Brace, 2001

Sophie and the Shofar: A Happy New Year Story, UAHC Press, 2001

Hooray for Hanukkah, Random House, 2001.

The Little Sleepyhead, Dutton, 2004.

Let George Do It!, Simon & Schuster, 2005

The Shivers in the Fridge!, Dutton, 2006

The Tushy Book, Feiwel & Friends, 2009

The Katie Woo Series 29 books in all

Good Bye to Goldie, Picture Window Books, 2010

The Best Season Ever, Picture Window Books, 2010

The Belly Book, Feiwel & Friends, 2011

Many Days, One Shabbat, Marshall Cavendish, 2011

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Let's Go Riding in Our Strollers

ISBN: 0786810386
Release Date: 1995-04

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Peeping and Sleeping

ISBN: 0395643392
Release Date: 1994-04-18

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Starlight and Candles: The Joys of the Sabbath

ISBN: 0689802749
Release Date: 1995-09-01

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Rachel, Meet Your Angel (Angel Corners)

ISBN: 0140371982
Release Date: 1995-02-01

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Lulu's Mixed-up Movie (Angel Corners)

ISBN: 0140372008
Release Date: 1995-09-01

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Val McCall, Ace Reporter? (Angel Corners)

ISBN: 0140372016
Release Date: 1995-09-01

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Miriam's Cup, a Passover Story(Scholastic Bookshelf)

ISBN: 0439811112
Release Date: 2006-02-01

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Come, Let Us Be Joyful!: The Story of Hava Nagila

ISBN: 0807407313
Release Date: 2000-05-01

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Best Season Ever (Katie Woo)

ISBN: 1404857303
Release Date: 2010-01-01

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

Amy Berkower Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York,, New York

External Links

Fran Manushkin on WorldCat

Fran Manushkin on Amazon


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