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van Laan, Nancy

VAN LAAN, Nancy

VAN LAAN, Nancy. American, b. 1939. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Writer, 1987-. J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency, New York, assistant, 1961-62; ABC-TV, New York, network censor, 1962-66; Solebury School, New Hope, PA, English teacher, 1984-89; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, creative writing instructor, 1986-89. Publications: The Big Fat Worm, 1987; (Reteller) Rainbow Crow: A Lenape Tale, 1989; Possum Come A-Knockin', 1990; A Mouse in My House, 1990; (Adaptor) The Legend of El Dorado: A Latin American Tale, 1991; People, People Everywhere, 1992; This Is the Hat: A Story in Rhyme, 1992; The Tiny, Tiny Boy and the Big, Big Cow, 1993; (Reteller) Buffalo Dance: A Blackfoot Legend, 1993; Round and Round Again, 1994; Sleep, Sleep, Sleep: A Lullaby for Little Ones Around the World, 1995; Mama Rocks, Papa Sings, 1995; In a Circle Long Ago: A Treasury of Native Lore from North America, 1995; La Boda: A Mexican Wedding Celebration, 1996; (Reteller) Shingebiss: An Ojibwe Legend, 1997; Little Baby Bobby, 1997; With a Whoop and a Holler: A Bushel of Lore from Way Down South, 1998; Little Fish, Lost, 1998; (Reteller) The Magic Bean Tree: A Legend from Argentina, 1998; So Say the Little Monkeys, 1998; Moose Tales, 1999. PLAYS: Park Place; The Disintegration of Daphne. Address: c/o Gail Hochman, Brandt and Brandt, 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

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