Johanna Hurwitz

Great Neck, NY 11021

Author's Bio

In addition to writing 75 children's books, I am a former children's librarian. Thus I very much enjoy meeting with groups of students, teachers, or parents. I have spoken all over the USA and at international schools in Europe, South Africa, Morocco, India and elsewhere. I can only speak in English but whatever the locale, children are children and it is a wonderful experience for me and for them too.

Publications and Prizes

Dear Emma
(Harper Collins, 2002)
, Faraway Summer
(Morrow, 1998)
, Magical Monty
(Candlewick Press, 2012)
, One Small Dog
(Harper Collins, 2000)
, Peewee & Plush
(North South, 2002)
, Peewee's Tale
(North South, 2000)
Prizes Won: 
Weekly Reader Book Club Award 10 state children's choice awards Notable Book citation from ALA - 3X Parents Choice Award Lamplighter Award from Catholic Library Association

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

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New York City
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Bronx, Queens, NY
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Last updated: Oct 25, 2015