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Patti Stren

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Honored by the Canadian Government for her distinguished work in Children's Literature, is a humorist, writer, designer, illustrator, artist, cartoonist and producer. Patti was born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. She earned her BA at the University of Toronto and her BFA at the New York's School of Visual Arts. She has written and illustrated 16 children's books and two novels. She lives between New York City; Kochi, India and Toronto, Canada with her husband, a physician, Dr. Richard Cohen.

ANIMATION

“HUG ME“ 10 min., 1981 Seth Pinsker; Director
— Original Script    
— Artist / Designer
— From the Animated CBS Library Special, A Tale of Four Wishes, Produced by Bosustow Entertainment;
— Adapted from the book HUG ME by Patti Stren, 1977, Harper & Row Publishers

“MONA MON AMOUR” - 11 min., 2001  Michael Sporn - Director, Producer, Animator
— Executive Producer
— Creator of Mona and other original characters
— Artist / Designer
— Script with Michael Sporn
— Music Producer with Donald Harrison
— Voice of Mona

“TALES OF THE OLD PIANO” - MOZART - 11 min.,  2009,  M.I.R. Studio and Michael Sporn Inc.; Irina Margolina;  Producer, Script,. Michael Sporn; Producer, Director, Animator
— Artist
- Little Mozart's Mind Segment
- Little Mozart's Imagination Segment
— Designer
- Little Mozart's World

CHILDREN'S BOOKS


Author/Illustrator
— HUG ME (1977) 
HUG ME new full - color illustrations  (2001)

— BO, THE CONSTRICTOR THAT COULDN'T (1978)
— 
SLOAN & PHILAMINA: OR, HOW TO MAKE — FRIENDS WITH YOUR LUNCH (1979)

— I'M ONLY AFRAID OF THE DARK (AT NIGHT!!) (1982)
MOUNTAIN ROSE (1982)
— FOR SALE: ONE BROTHER  (l993)

Illustrator
— YAAAY CRICKETS! - text by Rosemary Allison (1973)
— I NEVER MET A MONSTER I DIDN'T LIKE COLORING BOOK -text (1973) Rosemary Allison
— WINGS - text by Mary Kennedy, (1980)
MY FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL - text by Ronnie Sellers (1985)
THE MYSTERIOUS MISADVENTURES OF FOY RIN JIN, A Decidedly Dysfunctional Dragon - text by,   Jim Friedman, (l999)

Cartoonist
— I HATE SCHOOL: HOW TO HANG IN & WHEN TO DROP OUT   
— 
TIME TO BE A TEEN SERIES:  Your New School; Your Circle of Friends; Your Power With Words, Text by Claudine G. Wirths & Mary Bowman-Kruhm


ILLUSTRATED CHAPTER BOOKS


Author/ Illustrator
— THERE'S A RAINBOW IN MY CLOSET (1979)

Illustrator
— EATING ICE  CREAM  WITH A WEREWOLF - text by Phyllis Green (1983)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK


— I WAS A 15-YEAR OLD BLIMP  ( 1985)

RECORDINGS


— HUG ME and other Stories by Patti Stren  l983 , Narrated by Actress Blythe Danner,
Caedmon Records; HarperCollins Publishers

AWARDS

Children's Literature

— I HATE SCHOOL : HOW TO HANG IN & WHEN TO DROP OUT – Recognized, ALA for Reluctant Readers

Animation

— “HUG ME“ - First Prize, Zagreb Film Festival, 1984 Children's Category, Seth Pinsker, Director
— 
“MONA MON AMOUR” - Second Prize, ASIFA-EAST Film Festival 2002, Writer/designer, Patti Stren; Director; Michael Sporn.

SPECIAL ACHEIVEMENT AWARD

“ Patti Stren's Works” Canada May 18, 2002
“…distinguished and recognized for her Literary Achievements at the International level in the field of Children's Literature. Combining her wit and wisdom, sense and sensibility, to address the REALITIES of young people’s minds.” Minister of Culture, Province of Ontario, Canada






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