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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Stella Pevsner  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: 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.


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

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A smart kid like you.
ISBN: 0590327356. OCLC Number: 19035371

Vagabond,. .

Just as Nina begins to accept her parents' divorce, she discovers her father's new wife is to be her seventh grade math teacher.

And you give me a pain, Elaine
ISBN: 0671688383. OCLC Number: 39598182

Pocket Books,. .

Andrea feels her parents unfairly focus most of their attention on her trouble-making older sister.

Cute is a four-letter word /
ISBN: 0671688456. OCLC Number: 539347552

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How could you do it, Diane? /
ISBN: 0395510414. OCLC Number: 19130381

Clarion Books,. .

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

I'm Emma: I'm a quint
ISBN: 060611503X. OCLC Number: 778983703

Minstrel,. .

Thirteen-year-old Emma, one of a set of quintuplets, struggles to maintain her individuality as she attends acting class, prepares for her half-sister's wedding, and auditions for a movie.

Is everyone moonburned but me? /
ISBN: 0395957702. OCLC Number: 41880300

Clarion Books,. .

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.

Jon, Flora, and the odd-eyed cat /
ISBN: 0671561057. OCLC Number: 37189915

Pocket Books,. .

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.

Lindsay, Lindsay, fly away home /
ISBN: 0671503545. OCLC Number: 11764226

Pocket,. .

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: 29234705

Pocket Books,. .

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.

New girl
ISBN: 0590401033. OCLC Number: 5345205

Scholastic Book Services,. .

Fran's best friend leaves for summer camp and now Fran does not know how she'll ever get through two long months without Debbie.

Sing for your father, Su Phan
ISBN: 0440415381. OCLC Number: 36330903

Clarion Books,. .

Recalls the events in a North Vietnamese village that forever changed the lives of the youngest daughter of a prosperous trader and her family.

Sister of the quints
ISBN: 0671659731. OCLC Number: 17965600

Pocket Books,. .

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

Sister of the quints /
ISBN: 0899194982. OCLC Number: 13903560

Clarion Books,. .

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

The night the whole class slept over
ISBN: 9780616712757. OCLC Number: 1011739160

CNIB,. .

Sixth-grader Dan Wakefield is tired of being dragged from pillar to post by his hippie mother and professor father. On their way to yet another pristine wilderness, they are temporarily living in the small town where his mother grew up and where his grandparents may be able to help. Dan likes his school and has become involved in class activities. He has a best friend and he is hoping against hope that he won't have to move again. Grades 5-8. c1991.

The night the whole class slept over /
ISBN: 067178157X. OCLC Number: 26994348

Pocket Books,. .

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.

Would my fortune cookie lie?
ISBN: 0671007742. OCLC Number: 40955232

Minstrel Books/Pocket Books,. .

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.

Would my fortune cookie lie? /
ISBN: 0395730821. OCLC Number: 32969093

Clarion Books,. .

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.