Stella Pevsner

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General Information

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Name: Stella Pevsner

Pen Name: None

Born: 1921 in Lincoln, Illinois




Illinois Connection

Pevsner was born in Lincoln and currently lives in Palatine. She attended Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal.

Biographical and Professional Information

Stella Pevsner is a writer of juvenile novels. Born in Lincoln, Illinois, she was educated at Illinois State University and began her writing career in advertising. She moved to free-lance articles and then started writing fiction at the suggestion of one of her four children. She is a current resident of Palatine, Illinois.

Published Works

  • The Young Brontes, 1967
  • Break A Leg!',' 1969
  • Footeteps on the Stairs, 1970
  • Call Me Heller, That's My Name, 1973
  • And You Give Me A Pain, Elaine, Pocket Books, 1981
  • Lindsay, Lindsay, Fly Away Home, Houghton, 1983
  • A Smart Kid Like You, Scholastic, 1983
  • Me, My Goat, and My Sister`s Wedding, Houghton, 1985
  • Sister of the Quints, Ticknor and Fields, 1987
  • How Could You Do It, Diane?, Clarion, 1989
  • Cute is a 4-Letter Word, Simon Pulse, 1989
  • The Night the Whole Class Slept Over, Clarion, 1991
  • I`m Emma, I`m a Quint, Clarion, 1993
  • Jon, Flora, and the Odd-Eyed Cat, Clarion, 1994
  • Would My Fortune Cookie Lie, Clarion, 1996
  • Sing for Your Father, Su Phan, Clarion, 1997
  • Is Everyone Moonburned but Me, Clarion, 2000

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 0899194982
Release Date: 1987-03-23

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How Could You Do It, Diane?

ISBN: 0395510414
Release Date: 1989-09

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Jon Flora and the Odd Eyed Cat

ISBN: 0671561057
Release Date: 1997-06-01

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Would My Fortune Cookie Lie?

ISBN: 0395730821
Release Date: 1996-03-18

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Sing for Your Father, Su Phan

ISBN: 0613182774
Release Date: 1999-05

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Is Everyone Moonburned but Me?

ISBN: 0395957702
Release Date: 2000-04-17

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Literary Awards

A Smart Kid Like You

  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 1977

And You Give Me a Pain, Elaine

  • Golden Kite Award, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, 1978

Cute is a 4-Letter Word

  • Carl Sandburg Award, Friends of the Chicago Public Library, 1980

Would My Fortune Cookie Lie?

  • Society of Midland Authors Children's Fiction Award, 1996

Other Awards:

  • Illinois Children's Book Author of the Year, Society of Midland Authors, 1987
  • Illinois Author of the Year, Illinois Association of Teachers of English, 1987

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Stella Pevsner on WorldCat


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