Suzanne Fisher Staples





Suzanne Fisher Staples

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Suzanne Fisher Staples is the author of six books addressed to children and adolescents. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (U.S.A.), she grew up in a small community around Northwestern Pennsylvania. She had three siblings, a sister and two brothers. Suzanne went to Lakeland High School in Scott Township, Pennsylvania. Later, she graduated from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She got a job for 10 years being a news reporter and editor for the United Press International. She worked in many places across the U.S.A. and Asia, including Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, New York, and Washington DC. In 1985, she returned to Pakistan to assess the conditions of poor, rural women and report back to the United States Agency for Interna ...more


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Okay – I couldn’t persuade this reader to post here, but I think his point is important. An acquaintance emailed that he found Callie’s Paradox to be anti-religioun, and therefore inappropriate for young readers. My response: Callie’s story does not advocate anything. It’s a story about a girl who’s trying to negotiate the complicated questions that we all face about how we fit into the world –...

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Average rating: 3.79 · 8,886 ratings · 936 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wi...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 4,872 ratings — published 1989 — 30 editions
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Haveli (Shabanu, #2)
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,396 ratings — published 1993 — 14 editions
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Shiva's Fire
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,164 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
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Under the Persimmon Tree
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 731 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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The House of Djinn (Shabanu...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 403 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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The Green Dog: A Mostly Tru...
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Dangerous Skies
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 1996 — 15 editions
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Under The Same Stars
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2007
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Callie's Paradox
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Dreams and Visions: Fourtee...
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3.12 of 5 stars 3.12 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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“But beauty holds only part of a man, and that for just so long. Keep some of yourself hidden. You can lavish love and praise on him and work hard by his side...But the secret is keeping your innermost beauty, the secrets of your soul, locked in your heart so that he must always reach out to you for it.”
Suzanne Fisher Staples, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind

“If you don't respect your ideas, make note of them, and keep your mind open to them, they'll float right past you, like fish in the ocean...If you don't respect your ideas, nobody else will.”
Suzanne Fisher Staples

“She tried to keep busy, but each afternoon she was drawn into the courtyard or up into the pavilion, where she sat as still as a pool of water. It was as if she feared she'd fly away into a million pieces if she moved.”
Suzanne Fisher Staples, Haveli

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