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Jan Slepian (born January 2, 1921) is an author of books for children and young adults. Born Janice Berek in New York City, she obtained a degree in psychology at Brooklyn College, later doing graduate work in clinical psychology and speech pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She worked as a speech therapist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and before embarking on a writing career.

With co-author Ann Seidler, she published several illustrated books in a series called the "The Listen-Hear Books". Titles included The Hungry Thing, The Hungry Thing Returns and The Hungry Thing Goes to a Restaurant: all three are for young readers and teach about phonemic awareness; they also co-authored The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head, Alfie and the Dream Machine and several other titles.

Some of her books deal with mental disability, including The Alfred Summer (1980) Lester's Turn (1981) (both of which feature the voice of a child afflicted by cerebral palsy) and Risk n' Roses (1990).

Books for adolescent readers include The Night of the Bozos (1983), The Broccoli Tapes (1989), Pinocchio's Sister (1995), Mind Reader (1997) and Emily Just in Time (1998).

Her husband was the noted mathematician David Slepian.

Her most recent book, "Astonishment", (ISBN 0-557-04914-8) is a collection of twenty brief essays on aging and life in a retirement community.

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Total Books: 48
How To Be Old
2012 - How to Be Old (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781105625398
ISBN-10: 1105625397
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

2009 - Astonishment (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780557049141
ISBN-10: 0557049148

The Hungry Thing
2001 - The Hungry Thing (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780613360678
ISBN-10: 0613360672
Genre: Children's Books

The Alfred Summer
2001 - The Alfred Summer (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780698119109
ISBN-10: 069811910X
Genre: Children's Books

Hungry Thing
2000 - Hungry Thing (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780695439804
ISBN-10: 0695439804

Back to Before
1999 - Back to Before (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780785736707
ISBN-10: 0785736700

Emily Just in Time
1998 - Emily Just in Time (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780399230431
ISBN-10: 0399230432
Genre: Children's Books

The Mind Reader
1997 - The Mind Reader (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399231506
ISBN-10: 0399231501
Genre: Children's Books

Pinocchio's Sister
1995 - Pinocchio's Sister (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399228117
ISBN-10: 039922811X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Lost Moose
1995 - Lost Moose (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780399227493
ISBN-10: 0399227490
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Back to Before
1993 - Back to Before (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780399220111
ISBN-10: 0399220119
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

The Hungry Thing Goes to a Restaurant
1993 - The Hungry Thing Goes to a Restaurant (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590455251
ISBN-10: 0590455257
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

The Hungry Thing Returns
1993 - The Hungry Thing Returns (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780590428910
ISBN-10: 0590428918
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Risk N' Roses
1992 - Risk N' Roses (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590453615
ISBN-10: 0590453610
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Broccoli Tapes
1989 - The Broccoli Tapes (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780399217128
ISBN-10: 0399217126
Genre: Children's Books

The Broccoli Tapes
1988 - The Broccoli Tapes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780590434737
ISBN-10: 059043473X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Something Beyond Paradise
1987 - Something Beyond Paradise (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399214257
ISBN-10: 0399214259
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head
1987 - The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780590409773
ISBN-10: 0590409778
Genre: Children's Books

Lester's Turn
1981 - Lester's Turn (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780027829402
ISBN-10: 0027829405
Genre: Children's Books

The cat who wore a pot on her head
1967 - The Cat Who Wore a Pot on Her Head (Other)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780590315951
ISBN-10: 0590315951

Getting on With It
Getting on with It (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780027829303
ISBN-10: 0027829308
Genre: Teen & Young Adult