Elizabeth Levy

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Elizabeth Levy
Born (1942-04-04) April 4, 1942 (age 77)
Buffalo, New York,  USA
Period1973 - present
GenreChildren's and Young Adult Literature

Elizabeth Levy (born April 4, 1942) is an author who has written over eighty children's books in a variety of genres.[1] Born in Buffalo, New York, she is currently living in New York City. She has appeared as a contestant on "Funny Or Die's Billy on the Street" on TruTV.

Writing career[edit]

She has written a long-running series of mystery novels for youngsters under the Something Queer is Going On banner (Something Queer at the Library, Something Queer at the Haunted School, etc). She is also responsible for the Horrible Histories spin-off series America's Funny But True History. Levy wrote several novelizations of the Star Wars episode Return of the Jedi.[citation needed]

Selected works[edit]

  • Something Queer is Going On, with Mordicai Gerstein (illustrator), (1973), Delacorte Press, ISBN 978-0385289597 - first in the Something Queer series
  • The Computer That Said Steal Me (1983), Scholastic, ISBN 0-590-32636-8
  • Keep Ms. Sugarman in the Fourth Grade, with Dave Henderson (illustrator) (1992), HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-06-020426-6
  • Cheater, Cheater, (1993), Scholastic, ISBN 978-0-590-45865-8
  • School Spirit Sabotage: A Brian and Pea Brain Mystery, George Ulrich (Illustrator), George M. Ulrich (Photographer), (1994), Harper Collins, ISBN 978-0-06-023407-2
  • My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian, (1997), Harper Collins, ISBN 978-0-06-026602-8
  • Seventh Grade Tango, (2000), Hyperion Books for Children, ISBN 978-0-7868-0498-6
  • Who are you Calling a Woolly Mammoth?: Prehistoric America, Daniel McFeeley (illustrator), J.R. Havlan (additional material), (2000), Scholastic, ISBN 978-0-590-12938-1 - first in the America's Funny But True History series
  • Danger & Diamonds: a mystery at sea, Mordicai Gerstein (illustrator), (2010), Roaring Brook Press, ISBN 978-1-59643-462-2
  • Paula Danziger's Amber Brown is Tickled Pink, Bruce Coville (co-author), Tony Ross (illustrator), Paula Danziger (inspiration), (2012), G. P. Putnam's Sons, ISBN 978-0-399-25656-1 - a continuation of Danziger's Amber Brown series


  1. ^ "Birthday bios: Elizabeth Levy". Children's Literature Network. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2010.

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