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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lore (Groszmann) Segal  

Pen Name: Lore Segal

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Born: March 8, 1928 in Vienna, Austria

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Professor of English, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Segal has written more than 20 books for children and several novels for adults.


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Titles At Your Library

Other People's Houses
ISBN: B0007E106C

Harcourt, Brace & World. 1964

Originally published in 1964 and hailed by critics including Cynthia Ozick and Elie Wiesel, Other People’s Houses is Lore Segal’s internationally acclaimed semi-autobiographical first novel.

Nine months after Hitler takes Austria, a ten-year-old girl leaves Vienna aboard a children’s transport that is to take her and several hundred children to safety in England. For the next seven years she lives in “other people’s houses,” the homes of the wealthy Orthodox Jewish Levines, the working-class Hoopers, and two elderly sisters in their formal Victorian household. An insightful and witty depiction of the ways of life of those who gave her refuge, Other People’s Houses is a wonderfully memorable novel of the immigrant experience.


Tell me a Mitzi
ISBN: B00072Z5QK

Howe Memorial Press, Perkins School for the Blind. 1971

In this classic picture book, three stories of family life lead into fantasy and home again.

All the way home
ISBN: 0374302154

Farrar, Straus, Giroux. 1973

A little girl's refusal to stop crying attracts a strange procession as her mother leads her out of the park.

Tell Me a Trudy
ISBN: 0374475040

Farrar Straus & Giroux. 1989

Three episodes with a little girl and her family: "Trudy and the Copycats," "Trudy and the Dump Truck," and "Trudy and Superman"

The Story of Old Mrs. Brubeck and How She Looked for Trouble and How She Found Him
ISBN: 0394940393

Pantheon Books. 1981

Mrs. Brubeck searches upstairs and down to find the worrisome, tricky, surprise-loving Trouble before Trouble will not suddenly appear and bother Mrs. Brubeck's darling grandbaby, Beatrix

The Story of Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat (Reading rainbow series)
ISBN: 0606099034

Demco Media. 1996

Mrs. Lovewright believes a cat will make her home cozy, until she tries to make her new kitten purr and is met not only with his devotion, but with his paws, teeth and claws

Her First American
ISBN: 1565849493

The New Press. 2004

She’s Ilka Weissnix, a young Jewish refugee from Hitler’s Europe, newly arrived in the United States. He’s Carter Bayoux, her first American: a middle-aged, hard-drinking black intellectual. Lore Segal’s brilliant novel is the story of their love affair—one of the funniest and saddest in modern fiction.

Book of Adam to Moses
ISBN: 0805209611

Schocken. 1989

An anthology of stories from the Old Testament presents a chronicle of the generations from Adam to Moses, recounting the sagas of the Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, the Patriarchs, and Moses and the Exodus

The Story of King Saul and King David
ISBN: 0805240888

Schocken. 1991

The Bible story is illustrated with 40 reproductions from the Pamplona Bibles, two thirteenth-century illuminated manuscripts.


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