Hayashi, Nancy 1939-

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Hayashi, Nancy 1939-


Born November 11, 1939, in Bucyrus, OH; daughter of Howard (a building contractor) and Janette (a homemaker) Schieber; married Tom Hayashi (a computer field engineer), April 12, 1969; children: Brian, David. Education: Denison University, B.A., 1962; attended Cleveland Art Institute, 1962-65. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, hiking, camping, travel.


Home and office—Los Angeles, CA.


Author and illustrator. Layout artist at Higbee's Department Store, 1964-66; art director at Bowes Advertising, 1966-75, and Baxter, Gurian & Mazzei Advertising, 1975-77; freelance writer and illustrator.


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People.



Cosmic Cousin (middle-grade novel), Dutton (New York, NY), 1988.

The Fantastic Stay-Home-from-School Day (middle-grade novel), Dutton (New York, NY), 1992.

Superbird to the Rescue, Dutton (New York, NY), 1995.


Paula Kursbad Feder, Did You Lose That Car Again?, Dutton (New York, NY), 1990.

Cynthia Rylant, Bunny Bungalow, Harcourt (New York, NY), 1999.

Effin Older, My Two Grandmothers, Harcourt (New York, NY), 2000.

Kerry Arquette, What Did You Do Today?, Harcourt (San Diego, CA), 2002.

Eileen Spinelli, Wanda's Monster, Albert Whitman (Morton Grove, IL), 2002.

Eileen Spinelli, I Know It's Autumn, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2004.

Barbara Bottner, Raymond and Nelda, Peachtree (Atlanta, GA), 2007.



Booklist, October 15, 2000, Carolyn Phelan, review of My Two Grandmothers, p. 446; August, 2004, Carolyn Phelan, review of I Know It's Autumn, p. 1944.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, January, 1989, review of Cosmic Cousin, p. 123; May, 1995, review of Superbird to the Rescue, p. 309.

Horn Book, January-February, 2003, Betty Carter, review of Wanda's Monster, p. 63.

Publishers Weekly, January 27, 1992, review of The Fantastic Stay-Home-from-School Day, p. 98.

School Library Journal, February, 1989, review of Cosmic Cousin, p. 81; August, 1992, Rita Soltan, review of The Fantastic Stay-Home-from-School Day, p. 136; May, 1995, Blair Christolon, review of Superbird to the Rescue, p. 106; October, 2002, Be Astengo, review of Wanda's Monster, p. 132; August, 2004, Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, review of I Know It's Autumn, p. 94.

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