Schanen, Adriana




Adriana Brad Schanen emigrated to the US from Romania at age four and grew up in Chicago. A competitive figure skater as a child, she went on to teach skating at University of Illinois, work in fashion in NYC, and, slowly but surely, become a writer. She now lives in Montclair, NJ, with her husband, Glen, and two little girls who inspire and befuddle her in equal measure.

When she's not writing or getting tied up by her kids, Adriana enjoys reading anything by Annie Dillard, Kazuo Ishiguro and Sara Pennypacker, watching anything directed by Alexander Payne and Jane Campion, and taking wild guesses as to what will fall apart next in her drafty 130-year-old house. She holds a B.A. in English from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia. Her screenplay, "Gifted," was a 2009 finalist for the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship and she is at work on a YA version of that story.

Her debut early middle grade novel, QUINNY & HOPPER, was a Bluebonnet nominee book and won the 2017 Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Book Award.


 

Quinny & Hopper Cover Image
By Adriana Brad Schanen, Greg Swearingen (Illustrator), Greg Swearingen (Cover design or artwork by)
$7.19
ISBN: 9781484716663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2015

Partners in Slime (Quinny & Hopper #2) Cover Image
By Adriana Brad Schanen, Charles Santoso (Illustrator), Charles Santoso (Cover design or artwork by)
$6.99
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ISBN: 9781484778227
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

Smart Cookies (Quinny & Hopper, Book 3) Cover Image
By Adriana Brad Schanen, Charles Santoso (Illustrator), Charles Santoso (Cover design or artwork by)
$15.99
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ISBN: 9781368019033
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018