Johanna Hurwitz

Fiction Writer

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 & Prizes

Magical Monty (Candlewick Press, 2012)
Dear Emma (Harper Collins, 2002)
Peewee & Plush (North South, 2002)
One Small Dog (Harper Collins, 2000)
Peewee's Tale (North South, 2000)
Faraway Summer (Morrow, 1998)
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
Raised in: 
Bronx, Queens, NY
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Last update: Oct 25, 2015