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Norma Fox Mazer (May 15, 1931 — October 17, 2009) was an American author and teacher, best known for her books for children and young adults. Her novels featured credible young characters confronting difficult situations such as family separation and death.

She was born in New York City but grew up in Glens Falls, New York, with parents Michael and Jean Garlan Fox. Mazer graduated from Glens Falls High School, then went to Antioch College, where she met Harry Mazer, whom she married in 1950; they had four children, three of whom survived Mazer, one of whom, Anne Mazer, is also a writer. In addition to Antioch, Mazer also studied at Syracuse University.

Mazer began writing professionally as a young mother and for several years she and her husband Harry wrote confessional stories for pulp magazines; they would later write several novels together.

Mazer's books were praised for the intelligence of their dialogue, psychological acumen, and the nuance with which domestic difficulties and tragedies were portrayed in the lives of young people. Rather than offering simple resolutions, her stories charted more complex and sometimes suspenseful paths that followed the characters' growth and self-knowledge.

New York Times Book Review contributor Ruth I. Gordon wrote that Mazer "has the skill to reveal the human qualities in both ordinary and extraordinary situations as young people mature....it would be a shame to limit their reading to young people, since they can show an adult reader much about the sometimes painful rite of adolescent passage into adulthood".

In 1988 Mazer said:
"I hesitate to say I'm delivering messages....I'm writing stories and novels. I hope there's an underlying feeling for the reader -- a hope, perhaps a moral. But I'm not preaching. I'm telling stories".


Among the honors Mazer earned for her writing were a National Book Award nomination in 1973, an American Library Association Notable Book citation in 1976, inclusion on the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year list in 1976, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1978, an Edgar Award in 1982, German Children's Literature prizes in 1982 and 1989, and a Newbery Medal in 1988.

From 1997 to 2006 Mazer taught in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children & Young Adults Program at Vermont College.

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Total Books: 152
Taking Terri Mueller
2015 - Taking Terri Mueller (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781939601384
ISBN-10: 193960138X
Genre: Children's Books
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Saturday The Twelfth Of October
2015 - Saturday the Twelfth of October (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781939601315
ISBN-10: 1939601312
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Good Night Maman
2010 - Good Night Maman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152061739
ISBN-10: 0152061738
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Missing Girl
2010 - The Missing Girl (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780064473651
ISBN-10: 0064473651
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6

COURAGE DU PAPILLON -LE
2009 - Courage Du Papillon -le (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782226189523
ISBN-10: 2226189521
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After the Rain
2008 - After the Rain (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439519141
ISBN-10: 1439519145
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Crazy Fish
2008 - Crazy Fish (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435278509
ISBN-10: 143527850X
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When She Was Good
2008 - When She Was Good (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781435246829
ISBN-10: 1435246829
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Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear
2008 - Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear [Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781410405104
ISBN-10: 1410405109
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The Missing Girl
2008 - The Missing Girl (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780066237763
ISBN-10: 0066237769
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 5

Crazy Fish
2007 - Crazy Fish (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152063733
ISBN-10: 0152063730
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear
2007 - Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780545056373
ISBN-10: 0545056373
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 4

Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear
2007 - Ten Ways to Make My Sister Disappear (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780545105880
ISBN-10: 0545105889
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Has Anyone Seen My Emily Greene
2007 - Has Anyone Seen My Emily Greene (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780763613846
ISBN-10: 0763613843
Genre: Children's Books
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Missing Pieces
2007 - Missing Pieces (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152062712
ISBN-10: 0152062718
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Babyface
2007 - Babyface (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780152062774
ISBN-10: 0152062777
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

What I Believe
2007 - What I Believe (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780152062835
ISBN-10: 0152062831
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

What I Believe
2005 - What I Believe (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780152014629
ISBN-10: 0152014624
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Girlhearts
2002 - Girlhearts [Silver, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380722907
ISBN-10: 0380722909
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

Girlhearts
2002 - Girlhearts (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780439458122
ISBN-10: 0439458129
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

When I Was Your Age Volume One  Original Stories About Growing Up
2001 - When I Was Your Age Volume One Original Stories About Growing Up (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780763610340
ISBN-10: 0763610348
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 2

1997 - Courage How We Face Challenges [Troll Target Series] (Paperback)
A Name Like Bunny [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
Junior Great Books [Series 4, Book One] (Paperback)Paperback