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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jane Ruble Howard  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: 1924 in Bloomington, Indiana

Died: June, 2010 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

-- Jane Ruble Howard on WorldCat --

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 PE''OPLE (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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Families /
ISBN: 0425044866. OCLC Number: 6427566

Berkley Books,. .

Maria's loom :
ISBN: 0876024177. OCLC Number: 159959438

Anchorage Press Plays,. .

Script and lyrics for a fairy tale musical about three sisters visited by a fairy who challenges them to make wise choices.

When I'm hungry /
ISBN: 0525449833. OCLC Number: 25200290

Dutton Children's Books,. .

A child imagines eating like a variety of animals, catching food or eating it off the trees, but decides that using a plate and glass is best.

When I'm sleepy /
ISBN: 0140567593. OCLC Number: 45631032

Puffin Books,. .

A child speculates about sleeping next to various animals in various places other than one's own, and most desirable, warm bed.