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Jane Ruble Howard

Born: 1924 in Bloomington, Indiana
Died: June, 2010 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Jane Howard lived in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Biography: Jane R. Howard adapted the script for ''MARIA S LOOM'' from her story that appeared in ''HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN''. An award winning playwright, her plays and musicals for children include ''FRANK + MARIANNE'', ''DREAMZZZ'', and ''MARQUEE'', which was produced by Sierra Repertory theatre of Sonora, California. Her plays have been published by Bakers Plays and in ''PLAYS, THE DRAMA MAGAZINE FOR YOUNG PE''OPLE (collaboration). She is also the author of two picture books published by E. P. Dutton: ''WHEN I M SLEEPY'', a Children s Book-of-the-Month Club selection translated into eight languages, and ''WHEN I M HUNGRY'', anthologized by Scott Foresman.


Primary Audience(s): Children; Children

Jane Ruble Howard on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Families /
ISBN: 0425044866 OCLC: 6427566

Berkley Books, New York : 1980, ©1978.

  Maria's loom :
ISBN: 0876024177 OCLC: 159959438

Anchorage Press Plays, Louisville, KY : ©2007.

Script and lyrics for a fairy tale musical about three sisters visited by a fairy who challenges them to make wise choices.

When I'm hungry /
ISBN: 0525449833 OCLC: 25200290

Dutton Children's Books, New York : 1992.

A child imagines eating like a variety of animals, catching food or eating it off the trees, but decides that using a plate and glass is best.

When I'm sleepy /
ISBN: 0140567593 OCLC: 45631032

Puffin Books, New York : 2000.

A child speculates about sleeping next to various animals in various places other than one's own, and most desirable, warm bed.