Foon, Dennis

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FOON, Dennis

FOON, Dennis. Canadian/American, b. 1951. Genres: Children's fiction, Young adult fiction, Plays/Screenplays, Children's non-fiction. Career: University of British Columbia Centre for Continuing Education, instructor in playwriting, 1974-79; Green Thumb Theatre for Young People, Vancouver, co-founder and artistic director, 1975-88; Young People's Theatre, Toronto, playwright-in-residence, 1983-84; International Association of Theatres for Children and Youth, Canadian vice-president, 1979-82. Publications: PLAYS FOR CHILDREN: The Last Days of Paul Bunyan, 1978; The Windigo, 1978; Heracles, 1978; New Canadian Kid, 1982; (adaptor of novel) V. Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, 1983; (adaptor of play) V. Ludwig, Trummi Kaput, 1983; Skin, 1988; Liars, 1988; Invisible Kids, 1989; War, 1995; Chasing the Money, 2000. OTHER, FOR CHILDREN: (with Knight) Am I the Only One?: A Young People's Book About Sex Abuse (non-fiction), 1985; The Short Tree and the Bird That Could Not Sing, 1986; Mirror Game, 1992; Seesaw, 1993. SCREENPLAYS: Little Criminals, 1996. NOVELS: Double or Nothing, 2000; Skud, 2002.