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