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Debby Waldman

Growing up in Utica, N.Y., Debby Waldman loved reading so much that she often fell asleep clutching a book. She wanted to write books when she grew up, but she detoured into journalism school at Syracuse University because journalism seemed a safer bet for earning a living.

Since graduating in 1982, Debby has been a newspaper reporter and a freelance writer. She also earned an MFA in creative writing from Cornell University in 1991, and has taught at Cornell, Ithaca College, St. Lawrence University, and Grant MacEwan College. Her writing has appeared in publications including People, Parents, Glamour, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Publishers Weekly, Chatelaine, the Washington Post, and More Canada. She writes a bi-weekly family column for The Edmonton Journal.

Debby's picturebooks are based on Jewish folk tales. Her first, A Sack Full of Feathers, was short-listed for awards in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan and was named a 2007 Best Book for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. Her second, Clever Rachel, was published in October of 2009 and was one of Resource Links' "The Year's Best". Cindy Revell illustrated both books. Debby's third picture book, Room Enough for Daisy, written with fellow Edmontonian Rita Feutl, is scheduled for publication in October 2011.

Debby lives in Edmonton with her husband and two children. She is available for readings and to conduct writing workshops with students of all ages. When not working on one of her many writing projects, she enjoys reading, cycling, baking, attempting to make nutritionally balanced meals for her family, and ferrying her children to music lessons and sports activities. More information is available on her website: www.debbywaldman.com.

Titles by Debby Waldman

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A Sack Full of Feathers
By author: Debby Waldman   Illustrated by: Cindy Revell
ISBN: 9781551438634
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 32
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $9.95

Gossip spreads like feathers in the wind.
Addy's Race
By author: Debby Waldman
ISBN: 9781554699247
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 136
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $7.95

There's more to Addy than her hearing loss.
Clever Rachel
By author: Debby Waldman   Illustrated by: Cindy Revell
ISBN: 9781554690817
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Lexile Level: AD600L
Pages: 32
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $19.95

Two clever kids are better than one.
Room Enough for Daisy
By authors: Debby Waldman, Rita Feutl   Illustrated by: Cindy Revell
ISBN: 9781554692552
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pages: 32
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $19.95

Daisy's room seems small until she discovers what's really important.

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