Frieda Wishinsky

Frieda Wishinsky is an international award-winning author of over sixty books. She writes picture books, chapter books, novels and non-fiction for kids. Her work has been translated in over ten languages, including French, German, Korean, Hungarian, Danish and Chinese. She has earned starred reviews, numerous awards and has been reviewed in media around the world, including The London TimesThe Observer and The New York Times. She debuted with modern classic Oonga Boonga (Little, Brown Children’s, 1990; Scholastic Canada, Transworld Doubleday and Dutton, 1999).  Her most recent books are A History of just About Everything (Kids Can Press, 2013), a Bank Street College Best Book; Explorers Who Made It…or Died Trying (Scholastic Canada, 2011), nominated for multiple awards; and Halifax Explodes, Book 17 of the popular Canadian Flyer Adventures (OwlKids, 2011). Frieda loves humor, history and exploring new ways to tell a story. She enjoys interacting with her readers through school visits and is a frequent speaker at conferences and libraries. Frieda holds a BA from CCNY in International Relations with honors in History and a MSc in Special Education from Ferkauf Graduate School (NY). She has taught children and adults with learning disabilities in New York, Israel and Canada. A New York City native, she now lives in Toronto, Canada.

Frieda is represented by: Ali McDonald

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