Jane Ruble Howard

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General Information

Name: Jane Ruble Howard

Pen Name: None

Born: 1924 in Bloomington, Indiana

Died: June, 2010 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Jane Howard lived in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jane R. Howard adapted the script for MARIA S LOOM from her story that appeared in HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN. An award winning playwright, her plays and musicals for children include FRANK + MARIANNE, DREAMZZZ, and MARQUEE, which was produced by Sierra Repertory theatre of Sonora, California. Her plays have been published by Bakers Plays and in PLAYS, THE DRAMA MAGAZINE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (collaboration). She is also the author of two picture books published by E. P. Dutton: WHEN I M SLEEPY, a Children s Book-of-the-Month Club selection translated into eight languages, and WHEN I M HUNGRY, anthologized by Scott Foresman.

Published Works

  • Families, Berkley, 1980
  • When I'm Hungry, Dutton Juvenile, 1992
  • For My Lady’s Heart, Zebra, 1998
  • When I'm Sleepy, Puffin, 2000
  • Maria's Loom, Anchorage Press, 2007

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 0425044866
Release Date: 1980-04-01

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ISBN: 0821760068
Release Date: 1998-10-01

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When I'm Sleepy (Picture Puffins)

ISBN: 0140567593
Release Date: 2000-11-20

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Maria's Loom

ISBN: 0876024177
Release Date: 2007-04-02

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Literary Awards


External Links

Jane Ruble Howard on WorldCat

Jane Ruble Howard on Amazon


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