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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Sussman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Susan has lived in Chicago most of her life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sussman is an author and screen writer. She began her writing career freelancing for Chicago newspapers and national publications. Her first book was ''Hippo Thunder''. She has published both fiction and non-fiction for ages pre-school through adult. She won an EMMY for the screen adaptation of her classic holiday children’s book: ''There’s No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein'' and her works have been translated into many languages around the world.Sussman has also contributed to ''One For You, One For Me'' a Disney/World juvenile book. Other books include: a few Whitman Boxcar books for youth - ''The Mystery of the Traveling Tomatoes'', ''A Horse Named Dragon'' and ''The Secret of the Mask'' and young adult books - ''Sweet Talk'', Dell; ''Night After Night'', Dell; ''Just Friends'', Fawcett/Ballantine and ''Don't Say Goodbye'', Dell.


Emmy Award for the screenplay of her book, There`s No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein .

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Audition for murder
ISBN: 0708943918. OCLC Number: 59520017

Ulverscroft,. .

Audition for murder /
ISBN: 0749931612. OCLC Number: 50230652

Piatkus,. .

Big friend, little friend :
ISBN: 0395497019. OCLC Number: 19458679

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Describes organisms that live together in mutual dependence, such as the African buffalo and the red-billed oxpecker, the protozoan and the honeyguide, the sea anemone and the boxing crab, and the acacia bush and the ant.

Casey the nomad /
ISBN: 0807510688. OCLC Number: 11650473

A. Whitman,. .

Casey is fascinated by nomads, but he's distressed to learn that his own father will be traveling the country for two years on business.

Cruising for murder
ISBN: 0708946461. OCLC Number: 48485730

Ulverscroft,. .

Cruising for murder /
ISBN: 0373264240. OCLC Number: 50011618

Worldwide,. .

Morgan Taylor, a hopeful young actress from Chicago, encounters her second mystery when she joins a cruise ship's entertainment cast, learning a little after the fact that the person she replaced had been murdered.

Hanukkah :
ISBN: 0807531456. OCLC Number: 16758719

A. Whitman,. .

Eight short stories depict eight contemporary Jewish families in different countries celebrating the holiday.

Hippo thunder /
ISBN: 0807533076. OCLC Number: 8171125

A. Whitman,. .

Father devises a way to banish the fear that comes with each clap of thunder.

Lies (people believe) about animals /
ISBN: 0807545309. OCLC Number: 13946555

A. Whitman,. .

Presents commonly held beliefs abouts bats, tarantulas, snakes, porcupines, and other animals and then explains the surprising truths.

The dieter /
ISBN: 067167725X. OCLC Number: 21008258

Pocket Books,. .

There's no such thing as a Chanukah bush, Sandy Goldstein
ISBN: 156086365X. OCLC Number: 62054927

Sisu Home Entertainment,. .

Amidst the lights and festivities of the holiday season, a young girl confronts a dilemma: should she help her friends celebrate what they believe in or should she celebrate what she believes in?

There's no such thing as a chanukah bush, sandy goldstein.
ISBN: 0807578630. OCLC Number: 232240579

Albert Whitman,. .

Time off from good behavior
ISBN: 0816154201. OCLC Number: 26130829

G.K. Hall,. .

Time off from good behaviour /
ISBN: 0747205027. OCLC Number: 154295019

Headline,. .

Young wives' tales
ISBN: 0747245495. OCLC Number: 60282829

Headline Review,. .

Young wives' tales /
ISBN: 0747212333. OCLC Number: 34557898

Headline Review,. .