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 tall tale book, Gullible Gus, is a rollicking tall tale which was named a Junior Library 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 most recent books are Marielle in Paris, a picture book about a brave fashion designer mouse, the suspenseful middle grade novel, The Word Dancer, which celebrates the beauty and power of words, and Brave with Beauty, a picture book about the remarkable 14th century Timurid Queen Goharshad and her extraordinary courage in promoting the arts from her throne in Herat, Afghanistan
In her workshops, Maxine Rose Schur teaches a one-week intensive, individualized children's book writing workshop in Paris and also teaches writing the juvenile novel at the San Francisco Writing Salon.
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