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General Information

Name:  Fran Manushkin  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1942 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Manushkin grew up in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Manushkin received her B.A. in education from Chicago Teacher's College. After graduation, she moved to New York City. There, she worked in the children's book department of Harper & Row for ten years. After becoming a junior editor where she soon discovered she enjoyed writing and her first book ''BABY'' (later titled ''BABY, COME OUT!'') was published in 1972. Since then, Manushkin has written many many books.

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