Search - List of Books by Sheldon Oberman

Sheldon Oberman (May 20, 1949 - March 26, 2004) was an award-winning Canadian children's writer who lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Born in Winnipeg, Oberman (known to friends as Obie) grew up in the city's North End. After graduating from St. Johns High School, he studied literature first at the University of Winnipeg and then at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Oberman lived and travelled through Canada, Europe and the Middle East before he returned to Winnipeg in 1973, where he received his teaching degree. In 1975, he started working as an English and Drama teacher at Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate, a job he held for nearly 30 years.

Oberman started writing in the mid-seventies, inspired by bedtime stories he told his children. An important development in his career as a writer was the summer he spent at the Banff School of Fine Arts where he studied under W.O. Mitchell. Oberman published twelve books, including the award-winning Always Prayer Shawl (1999), The Shaman's Nephew (1999; short-listed for the Governor General's Award), The Island of the Minotaur, and "Solomon and the Ant and other Jewish Folktales" (2006), (published posthumously).

Oberman acted and directed in both film and stage plays, and toured North America as a professional storyteller. He wrote columns and freelance articles for the Winnipeg Free Press and published children's songs, stories and poems in a number of magazines, journals and anthologies.

He died of stomach cancer on March 26, 2004.

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Total Books: 27
Solomon And the Ant And Other Jewish Folktales
2006 - Solomon and the Ant and Other Jewish Folktales (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781590783078
ISBN-10: 1590783077
Genres: Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality
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The Always Prayer Shawl
2005 - The Always Prayer Shawl [Reading Rainbow Books Boyds Mills Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781590783320
ISBN-10: 1590783328
Genre: Children's Books
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The Island of the Minotaur
2003 - The Island of the Minotaur (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781896580647
ISBN-10: 1896580645
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Shaman's Nephew A Life in the Far North
2003 - Shaman's Nephew a Life in the Far North (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613650960
ISBN-10: 0613650964
Genre: Children's Books
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The Shaman's Nephew A Life in the Far North
1999 - The Shaman's Nephew a Life in the Far North [Nature All Around Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780773732001
ISBN-10: 0773732004
Genre: Children's Books
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White Stone in the Castle Wall
1999 - White Stone in the Castle Wall (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613011631
ISBN-10: 0613011635
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By the Hanukkah Light
1997 - By the Hanukkah Light (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781563976582
ISBN-10: 1563976587
Genre: Children's Books
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Always Adam
1997 - Always Adam [Picture Puffin] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140563313
ISBN-10: 0140563318
Genre: Children's Books
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The Always Prayer Shawl
1997 - The Always Prayer Shawl [Picture Puffins] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140561579
ISBN-10: 0140561579
Genre: Children's Books
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The White Stone in the Castle Wall
1996 - The White Stone in the Castle Wall (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780887763861
ISBN-10: 0887763863
Genre: Children's Books
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The Folk Festival Book
The Folk Festival Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780888010858
ISBN-10: 0888010850
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This Business With Elijah
This Business with Elijah (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780888011749
ISBN-10: 0888011741
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TV Sal and the Game Show from Outer Space
Tv Sal and the Game Show From Outer Space (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780889950931
ISBN-10: 0889950938
Genre: Children's Books
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Julie Gerond and the Polka Dot Pony
Julie Gerond and the Polka Dot Pony (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780920534700
ISBN-10: 0920534708
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Lion in the Lake / Le Lion Dans Le Lac
Lion in the Lake / Le Lion Dans Le Lac (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780920541364
ISBN-10: 0920541364
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The Wisdom Bird A Tale of Solomon and Sheba
The Wisdom Bird a Tale of Solomon and Sheba (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781563978166
ISBN-10: 1563978164
Genre: Children's Books
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Island of the Minotaur Greek Myths of Ancient Crete
The Wind That Wanted to Rest
The Wind That Wanted to Rest (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781590788585
ISBN-10: 1590788583
Genre: Children's Books
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