Suzanne Fisher Staples

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Suzanne Fisher Staples is an American writer of children's books. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she grew up in a small community around Northeastern Pennsylvania. She had three siblings, a sister and two brothers. Suzanne went to Lakeland High School in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. Later, she graduated from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was at one time employed as a news reporter and editor for the United Press International. She has worked in many places across the US and Asia, including Pakistan.[1]


  • 1989: Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind – A story about a girl living in Pakistan who struggles with tradition. ISBN 0-394-84815-2
  • 1993: Haveli – A sequel to Shabanu, the girl's struggle continues as she must cope with the jealousy and spite of her husband's other wives.
  • 1996: Dangerous Skies – Two children struggle to hold their friendship together.
  • 2000: Shiva's Fire – A girl in India learns to use her magic wisely.
  • 2003: The Green Dog – A warm story about the author's childhood.
  • 2005: Under the Persimmon Tree – An Afghan refugee and an American teacher are brought together.
  • 2008: The House of Djinn – a sequel to Shabanu and Haveli, taking place ten years after the events in Haveli.

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