Paula Danziger





Paula Danziger

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born
in Washington, D.C., The United States
August 18, 1944

died
July 08, 2004

gender
female

website

genre

influences
children she knows, Ms. Sheryl Hardin's 2nd grade class


About this author

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since the second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Throughout her career, she wrote a collection of children's stories, including The Cat Ate my Gymsuit, The Divorce Express and, more recently, the Amber Brown series.
Danziger loved to travel and meet young kids all over the world. She was embraced by her audience for her ability to relate to children through the characters in her stories. She was often known for "borrowing" children (only the ones she knew) for her inspiration. The Amber Brown character was conceived during one of her trips with her niece.
Danziger was also the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Children's Choice Award from the Interna...more


Average rating: 3.82 · 24,840 ratings · 1,512 reviews · 58 distinct works · Similar authors
The Cat Ate My Gymsuit
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,860 ratings — published 1974 — 41 editions
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Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon
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P.S. Longer Letter Later (E...
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Amber Brown Goes Fourth
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The Pistachio Prescription
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Snail Mail, No More (Elizab...
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There's a Bat in Bunk Five ...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 917 ratings — published 1980 — 17 editions
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This Place Has No Atmosphere
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 942 ratings — published 1986 — 14 editions
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 778 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
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Amber Brown Sees Red
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More books by Paula Danziger…
Amber Brown Is Not a Crayon You Can't Eat Your Chicken ... Amber Brown Goes Fourth Amber Brown Wants Extra Credit Forever Amber Brown Amber Brown Sees Red Amber Brown Is Feeling Blue
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More series by Paula Danziger…
“When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book.”
Paula Danziger

“Good writing is remembering detail. Most people want to forget. Don't forget things that were painful or embarrassing or silly. Turn them into a story that tells the truth.”
Paula Danziger

“It's not easy being so frightened of everything. And when I think of how much I've improved in the last year, I wonder when I'll ever get finished with making changes and be really grown up.”
Paula Danziger, There's a Bat in Bunk Five

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