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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Vivian Schurfranz  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1925 in Mason City, Iowa


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Illinois Connection

Schurfranz moved to Wilmette, Illinois in 1967.

Biographical and Professional Information

Schurfranz was a teacher and an author. She left teaching in 1961 to pursue a career in writing. She had a prolific career as a writer of historical fiction and historical romances for juveniles; publishing approximately 19 books and 50 short stories for magazines.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Roman hostage
ISBN: 0695805142

Follett Pub. Co. 1975

Unable to adjust to his life as a hostage in Constantinople, Ruric, a young Visigoth, escapes back to his tribe and participates in the battle that brought a major victory to his people.

A Different Kind of Friend (An Apple Paperback)
ISBN: 0590428780

Apple. 1990

Leah finds friendship in unexpected places when she chooses to interview a reclusive woman who has been dubbed "the witch of Tall Trees Lane" for a school assignment

A Message for General Washington (Stories of the States)
ISBN: 1893110435

Silver Moon Pr. 2004

Twelve-year-old Hannah accepts the challenge of sneaking behind enemy lines to deliver a message to General Washington which will result in the British surrender at Yorktown.


Awards

''Renee'', RITA Award in 1990 for Best Book for Young Adults

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