Saturday, July 10, 2004

A loss for children

Sad news on Thursday: author Paula Danziger has died. BBC News has a nice tribute to her without too much advertising on the webpage. Her books have been favorites with children for a long time. Her books are funny and imaginative. Some of her titles include the Amber Brown stories, The Cat Ate my Gymsuit,and the Matthew Martin series.
With author Anne M. Martin she wrote stories of friendship in Snail Mail No More and P.S. Longer Letter Later. One of my favorites in recent years is The United Tates of America. Paula loved scrapbooking and she incorporated her hobby into this story of family love. It is a terrific read. She loved writing for kids.

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