Maxine Rose Schur
Maxine Rose Schur is a children's book author and travel essayist. She is the author of the middle grade novel, The Circlemaker which Publisher's Weekly said "maintains edge-of-the -seat tension until the very last page." Her books have won numerous awards. Her latest book, is Gullible Gus, a rollicking tall tale which was named a Junior Literary Guild selection.
Maxine is also the author of the award-winning travel memoir, Places in Time, a collection of evocative essays that recount her adventurous journey around the world.
Maxine's upcoming books for 2017 are Mirabelle in Paris, a picture book illustrated by Jeanne de Sainte Marie, and the middle grade novel, The Word Dancer.
In her The Write Bank workshops, Maxine Rose Schur teaches a one-week intensive, individualized children's book writing workshop in Paris.
Awards and Recognition
- Sydney Taylor Award 1994 and 1999, Louis B. Dessauer Award 1994, Sugarman Family Award 1999, SCBWI Work in Progress Grant 1994, 1999 Smithsonian Notable Book of the Century, 1999 Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Award Nominee, A Bank Street College of Education 1999 Best Children’s Book of the Year, New York Public Library List of 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing , A Year 2000 IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, 2005 Parents' Choice Award, 1987 and 1997 National Jewish Book Award Finalist