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Paula Danziger's Death

Born (Birthday) August 18, 1944

Death Date July 8, 2004

Age of Death 59 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Children's Author

The children’s author Paula Danziger died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Young adult and children’s author whose best known works include The Cat Ate My Gymsuit (1974) and the Amber Brown series (1994-2003). She is well known in the UK for having hosted a special on children’s literature on the BBC called Going Live on Saturday mornings. Her work has been published in 53 countries, and 14 languages.

She died at age fifty-nine from a heart attack which she suffered while visiting her niece, Carrie Danziger.

The cause was complications of a heart attack she suffered on June 9, said Doug Whiteman, president of Penguin Young Readers Group, the publisher of most of her books.



In my next life, I want to be tall and thin, parallel park and make good coffee. But for now, I have lots of stuff to work out in my life, but I’ll have that until the day I die. I want to write more books.


I wish I had had my books when I was a kid, I do.


None of my characters seem to have had sex yet – I haven’t written about that. And I wouldn’t want to deal with what’s happening in Oregon – the school shootings.


I deal with unhappy marriages a lot. I’ve never been married, I’m single.


I think my books talk about kids learning to like and respect themselves and each other. You can’t write a message book; you just tell the best story you know how to tell.