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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Stella Pevsner  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1921 in Lincoln, Illinois

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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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Lindsay, Lindsay, fly away home /
ISBN: 0671503545. OCLC Number:

Pocket,. New York :. [1985], ©1983.

Teen-aged Lindsay, after spending most of her life in India and other faraway places with her businessman father, is perplexed and unhappy when she is suddenly sent to live with her aunt Meg in the United States.

Me, my goat, and my sister's wedding /
ISBN: 0671662066. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. ©1986.

Doug and his friends keep their pet goat a secret from their families, but before long, sightings of the high-spirited animal occur at very inappropriate places.

Sister of the quints /
ISBN: 0899194982. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. ©1987.

Thirteen-year-old Natalie's life undergoes chaotic changes when her stepmother has quintuplets and their roomy Chicago home becomes a huge nursery.

How could you do it, Diane? /
ISBN: 0395510414. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. ©1989.

As Bethany struggles to find the reasons why her sister committed suicide, her parents try to repress the incident.

Cute is a four-letter word /
ISBN: 0671688456. OCLC Number:

. Pocket Books,. ©1980.

The night the whole class slept over /
ISBN: 067178157X. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. 1992, ©1991.

Eleven-year-old Dan, whose artist parents have kept him moving around all his life, fears he will lose the friends he has made at his new school, until the class sleepover coincides with a bad winter storm.

Jon, Flora, and the odd-eyed cat /
ISBN: 0671561057. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. 1997, ©1994.

While recovering from rheumatic fever and a move from Chicago to a small southern town, fourteen-year-old Jon becomes involved with a troubled young girl's recreation of an ancient druid ceremony.

Would my fortune cookie lie? /
ISBN: 0395730821. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. 1996.

While worrying that her mom is plotting to move the family from their Chicago home, thirteen-year-old Alexis also wonders about the mysterious young man who seems to be shadowing her and her friend.

Is everyone moonburned but me? /
ISBN: 0395957702. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. ©2000.

Thirteen-year-old Hannah feels plain and drab compared to her older and younger sisters, but when both of her divorced parents seem on the verge of remarriage and a series of crises face the family, she is the only one who manages to keep her sanity.


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

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