Marcia Levin

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Marcia Levin
Born (1918-10-29)October 29, 1918
Philadelphia, United States
Died April 18, 2006(2006-04-18) (aged 87)
Nationality American
Period 1951-1978
Genre Children's fiction
Notable works Donna Parker
The Merry Mailman
Tom Corbett
Spouse Martin Levin
Children 3

Marcia Lauter Obrasky Levin (1918–2006) was a popular children's book author, using the pen name of Marcia Martin, creator of the Donna Parker series, as well as 22 books for beginning readers, and some of the first enrichment text books in the New Mathematics, she was born and raised in Philadelphia, and lived in Rye, New York for 56 years.

Bibliography (partial)[edit]

Donna Parker Series[edit]

  • Donna Parker, Special Agent (Whitman Books, 1957 - ISBN 978-987-776-522-9)
  • Donna Parker on Her Own (Whitman Books, 1957)
  • Donna Parker: A Spring to Remember (Whitman Books, 1960)
  • Donna Parker at Cherrydale (World Distributors, 1961)
  • Donna Parker in Hollywood (Whitman Books, 1961)
  • Donna Parker Mystery at Arawak (Whitman Books, 1962)
  • Donna Parker Takes a Giant Step (Whitman Books, 1964)

Tom Corbett Series[edit]

  • Tom Corbett's A Trip to the Moon (Wonder Books, 1953)
  • Tom Corbett's Wonder Book of Space (Wonder Books, 1953)

Classics Retold[edit]

  • Anna Sewell's Black Beauty Retold For Little Children (Wonder Books, 1952)
  • Peter Pan (Wonder Books, 1952) (illustrated by Beatrice Derwinski)
  • Adventures From the Original Alice in Wonderland (Wonder Books, 1978)

The Merry Mailman Series[edit]

  • The Merry Mailman (Treasure Books, 1953)
  • The Merry Mailman Around the World (Treasure Books, 1955)


  • Mathematics Illustrated Dictionary: Facts, Figures and People, Including the New Mathematics by Jeanne Bendick, Marcia Levin, Leonard Simon, Margaret Pickard. (Kaye & Ward Limited, ISBN 0-7182-0877-3)
  • New mathematics practice workbook Marcia Levin & Jeanne Bendick. Illustrated by Jeanne Bendick. (Grosset & Dunlap, 1966)

Other Books[edit]

  • A Little Cowboy's Christmas (Wonder Books, 1951)
  • How the Clown Got His Smile (Wonder Books, 1951)
  • Sonny the Lucky Bunny (World Distributors, 1952) (illustrated by Art Seiden)
  • Waiting for Santa Claus: Christmas is coming (Wonder Books, 1952)
  • Let's Take a Ride (Treasure Books, 1953)
  • Johnny Grows Up (Wonder Books, 1954)

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