OBERMAN, Sheldon. Canadian, b. 1949. Genres: Children's fiction, Plays/ Screenplays, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Children's non-fiction, Education, Mythology/Folklore, Picture/board books. Career: High school teacher in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 1976-; writer. Worked as a journalist, editor, scriptwriter, playwright, songwriter, actor, and director of short films; storyteller; guest speaker. Publications: The Folk Festival Book, 1983; (ed. with E. Newton) Mirror of a People: Canadian Jewish Experience in Poetry and Prose, 1985; Julie Gerond and the Polka Dot Pony, 1988; The Lion in the Lake/Le Lion dans le Lac (alphabet book), 1988; TV Sal and the Game Show from Outer Space, 1993; This Business with Elijah (short stories), 1993; The Always Prayer Shawl, 1994, as play, 1995; The White Stone in the Castle Wall, 1995; By the Hanukkah Light, 1997; The Shaman's Nephew: A Life in the Far North, 1999; The Wisdom Bird, 2000; Island of the Minotaur: Greek Myths of Crete, 2003.