S. A. Bodeen

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S. A. Bodeen (or Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen) is an American children’s and young adult book author. She is best known for her young adult science fiction novels The Compound and The Gardener, and books for children and adults like the small brown dog with a wet pink nose and for her picture books about Elizabeti, a young Tanzanian girl. The first book in the series, Elizabeti’s Doll, won the 1999 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award[1] from the New York Public Library, and was named a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title.[2]


As Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen[edit]

  • Elizabeti’s Doll, Lee & Low Books, 1998
  • We’ll Paint the Octopus Red, Woodbine House, 1998
  • Mama Elizabeti, Lee & Low Books, 2000
  • Elizabeti’s School, Lee & Low Books, 2002
  • Babu’s Song, Lee & Low Books, 2003
  • The Best Worst Brothers, Woodbine House, 2005
  • A Small Brown Dog with a Wet Pink Nose, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009

As S. A. Bodeen[edit]

  • "The Compound" , Feiwel and Friends, 2008
  • "The Gardener", Square Fish, 2011
  • "The Raft", Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan, 2012
  • "The Fallout" , Feiwel and Friends, 2013
  • "Shipwreck Island" , Feiwel and Friends, 2014
  • "Lost" , Feiwel and Friends, 2015
  • "The Detour" , Feiwel and Friends, 2015
  • "Trapped" , Feiwel and Friends, 2016
  • "Found" , Feiwel and Friends, 2017
  • "The Tomb", Feiwel and Friends, Spring 2018


  1. ^ "Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners". ezra-jack-keats.org.
  2. ^ "Charlotte Zolotow Award Books". education.wisc.edu. Archived from the original on 2007-02-26.

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