Helene Hovanec

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Helene Hovanec
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Known forChildren's puzzle books

Helene Hovanec is a former elementary school teacher who has authored 66 puzzle books, 59 of which are for children.[1]

Hovanec earned a B.S. in Child Development from Cornell University and an M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. She taught elementary school in New York and New Jersey. Her children's puzzle books, which are geared for kids between the ages of three and 12, have sold over two million copies worldwide.[2]

In addition to her books Hovanec is involved in the grown-up puzzle world, mainly through her connection to Will Shortz. With Shortz she:

An interview with Hovanec was published on Jim Horne's New York Times Wordplay blog on August 30, 2009.[4]


  1. ^ Green, Claire S. "What's In a Game?" Parents' Choice.
  2. ^ "About Helene Hovanec" Puzzles4Kids.com.
  3. ^ Ware, Susan. "Notable American Women". Harvard University Press. 2004.
  4. ^ Horne, Jim. "Fred Piscop and Helene Hovanec" New York Times. August 30, 2009.

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