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Roni Schotter Biography

Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Writings, Adaptations, Work in Progress

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Roni Schotter Jesse. Education: Attended Carnegie Mellon University; New York University, B.A.

Agent—c/o Author Mail, Houghton Mifflin Children's Books, 8th Fl., 222 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116-3764.

Former editor with publishing houses; has taught writing at Queens College, City University of New York, and at Manhattanville College. Speaker, Vassar College's Summer Institute in Children's Publishing, and at annual conferences of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


A Matter of Time, Collins (New York, NY), 1979.

Northern Fried Chicken, Philomel (New York, NY), 1983.

Rhoda, Straight and True, Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard (New York, NY), 1986.

(Coauthor, with husband, Richard Schotter) There's a Dragon About: A Winter's Revel, illustrated by R. W. Alley, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1994.

F Is for Freedom, illustrated by C. B. Mordan, DK Ink (New York, NY), 2000.

F Is for Freedom was published in Japanese.


Efan the Great, illustrated by Rodney Pate, Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard (New York, NY), 1986.

Bunny's Night Out, illustrated by Margot Apple, Joy Street Books (Boston, MA), 1989.

Captain Snap and the Children of Vinegar Lane, illustrated by Marcia Sewall, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1989.

Hanukkah!, illustrated by Marilyn Hafner, Joy Street Books (New York, NY), 1990.

A Fruit and Vegetable Man, illustrated by Jeannette Winter, Joy Street Books (New York, NY), 1993.

Warm at Home, illustrated by Dara Goldman, Maxwell (New York, NY), 1993.

When Crocodiles Clean Up, illustrated by Thor Wickstrom, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1993.

That Extraordinary Pig of Paris, illustrated by Dominic Catalano, Philomel (New York, NY), 1994.

Passover Magic, illustrated by Marilyn Hafner, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1995.

Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street, illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1996.

Dreamland, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, Orchard Books (New York, NY), 1996.

Purim Play, illustrated by Marilyn Hafner, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1997.

Captain Bob Sets Sail, illustrated by Joe Cepeda, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2000.

Missing Rabbit, illustrated by Cyd Moore, Clarion (New York, NY), 2002.

In the Piney Woods, illustrated by Kimberly Bulcken Root, Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (New York, NY), 2003.

Captain Bob Takes Flight, illustrated by Joe Cepeda, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2003.

Room for Rabbit, illustrated by Cyd Moore, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2003.

The World, illustrated by Susan Gallagher, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2003.

Bunny's Night Out was published in French.

A Matter of Time was made into a thirty-minute ABC Afterschool Special, written by Paul W. Cooper, directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman, and produced by Martin Tahse, Learning Corp. of America (New York, NY), 1981.

When the Wizzy Foot Goes Walking, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, for Dutton (New York, NY); Passover, illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono, for Little, Brown (Boston, MA); Doo-Wop Pop, illustrated by Brian Collier, for HarperCollins (New York, NY).

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