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Robert D. San Souci (1946-) Biography - Career, Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Member, Writings, Work in Progress

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Surname is pronounced "San-Soo-see"; born 1946, in San Francisco, CA; Education: St. Mary's College, B.A., 1968; California State University at Hayward, graduate study, 1968-70. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, collecting old children's books.

Office—2261 Market St., Suite 503, San Francisco, CA 94114. Agent—Barbara S. Kouts, Literary Agent, P.O. Box 558, Bellport, NY 11713.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

FOR CHILDREN

Casey's Color Surprise (picture book/cassette), Playskool/Hasbro, 1985.

The Loch Ness Monster: Opposing Viewpoints (nonfiction), Greenhaven Press, 1989.

N. C. Wyeth's Pilgrims (nonfiction), Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 1991.

The Christmas Ark, illustrated by brother, Daniel San Souci, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1991.

Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend (biography), illustrated by Max Ginsberg, Dial (New York, NY), 1994.

Red Heels, illustrated by Tom Pohrt, Dial (New York, NY), 1995.

ADAPTOR; FOR CHILDREN

The Legend of Scarface: A Blackfeet Indian Tale, illustrated by Daniel San Souci, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1978.

Song of Sedna: Sea-Goddess of the North, illustrated by Daniel San Souci, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1981.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Brave Little Tailor, illustrated by Daniel San Souci, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1982.

Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, illustrated by Daniel San Souci, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1986.

Short and Shivery: Thirty Chilling Tales, illustrated by Katherine Coville, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1987.

The Enchanted Tapestry: A Chinese Folktale, illustrated by Laszlo Gal, Dial (New York, NY), 1987.

The Six Swans, illustrated by Daniel San Souci, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1988.

The Boy and the Ghost, illustrated by Brian Pinkney, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1989.

The Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, Dial (New York, NY), 1989.

Madame d'Aulnoy, The White Cat: An Old French Fairy Tale, illustrated by Gennady Spirin, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1990.

Young Merlin, illustrated by Daniel Horne, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1990.

The Firebird, illustrated by Kris Waldherr, Dial (New York, NY), 1991.

Larger than Life: The Adventures of American Legendary Heroes, illustrated by Andrew Glass, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1991.

Feathertop: Based on the Tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne, illustrated by Daniel San Souci, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1992.

The Samurai's Daughter: A Japanese Legend, illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson, Dial (New York, NY), 1992.

The Tsar's Promise: A Russian Tale, illustrated by Lauren Mills, Philomel (New York, NY), 1992.

Sukey and the Mermaid, illustrated by Brian Pinkney, Four Winds Press (New York, NY), 1992.

The Snow Wife, illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson, Dial (New York, NY), 1993.

Cut from the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend, and Tall Tale, illustrated by Brian Pinkney, introduction by Jane Yolen, Philomel (New York, NY), 1993.

Young Guinevere, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1993.

Donkey Ears, illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck, Philomel (New York, NY), 1994.

Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story, illustrated by Daniel San Souci, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1994.

The House in the Sky: A Bahamian Folktale, illustrated by Wil Clay, Dial (New York, NY), 1994.

The Hobyahs, illustrated by Alexi Natchev, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1994.

More Short and Shivery: Thirty Terrifying Tales, illustrated by Katherine Coville, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1994.

The Faithful Friend, illustrated by Brian Pinkney, Four Winds Press (New York, NY), 1995.

The Hired Hand, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, Dial (New York, NY), 1995.

Two White Pebbles, Dial (New York, NY), 1995.

The Little Seven-colored Horse: A Spanish American Folktale, illustrated by Jan Thompson Dicks, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 1995.

Young Lancelot, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1996.

Pedro and the Monkey, illustrated by Michael Hays, Morrow (New York, NY), 1996.

John and Mr. Bear: An African-American Folktale, Dial (New York, NY), 1996.

Nicholas Pipe, illustrated by David Shannon, Dial (New York, NY), 1997.

Even More Short and Shivery: Thirty Spine-tingling Stories, Bantam (New York, NY), 1997.

Young Arthur, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly, Bantam (New York, NY), 1997.

A Weave of Words: An Armenian Tale, illustrated by Raul Colon, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1998.

Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella, illustrated by Brian Pinkney, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1998.

Two Bear Cubs, illustrated by Daniel San Souci, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1998.

A Terrifying Taste of Short and Shivery: Thirty Creepy Tales, illustrated by Lenny Wooden, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1998.

Fa Mullan: The Story of a Woman Warrior, illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1998.

Brave Margaret, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 1999.

Tarzan, illustrated by Michael McCurdy, Hyperion (New York, NY), 1999.

The Secret of Stones, illustrated by James Ransome, Penguin Putnam (New York, NY), 1999.

Callie Ann and Mistah Bear, illustrations by Don Daily, Dial (New York, NY), 1999.

Six Foolish Fishermen, illustrated by Doug Kennedy, Hyperion (New York, NY), 2000.

Peter and the Blue Witch Baby, illustrated by Alexi Natchev, Doubleday (New York, NY), 2000.

Little Gold Star: A Spanish-American Cinderella Tale, illustrated by Sergio Martinez, Morrow (New York, NY), 2000.

Cinderella Skeleton, illustrated by David Catrow, Harcourt (New York, NY), 2000.

Sister Tricksters, illustrated by Barry Moser, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2001.

The Twins and the Bird of Darkness: A Hero Tale from the Caribbean, illustrated by Terry Widener, Simon & Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.

The Silver Charm: A Folktale from Japan, illustrated by Yoriko Ito, Doubleday (New York, NY), 2002.

The Birds of Killingsworth: Based on a Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root, Dial (New York, NY), 2002.

Little Pierre: A Cajun Story from Louisiana, illustrated by David Catrow, Harcourt (New York, NY), 2003.

Dare to Be Scared: Thirteen Stories to Chill and Thrill, illustrated by David Ouimet, Cricket (Chicago, IL), 2003.

Well at the End of the World, illustrated by Rebecca Walsh, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 2004.

Kenneth Grahame, The Reluctant Dragon, illustrated by John Segal, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 2004.

Double Dare to Be Scared: Another Thirteen Chilling Tales, illustrations by David Ouimet, Cricket Books (Chicago, IL), 2004.

Zigzag, illustrated by Stefan Czernecki, August House Little Folk (Little Rock, AR), 2005.

FOR ADULTS

Emergence, Avon (New York, NY), 1981.

Blood Offerings, Dorchester Press, 1985.

(With Kate Strelley) The Ultimate Game: The Rise and Fall of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (biography), Harper (New York, NY), 1987.

The Dreaming, Berkley (New York, NY), 1989.

Contributor of short stories and book and theater reviews to numerous publications.

Several juvenile, young adult, and adult works of fiction and nonfiction.

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