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Ellen Schwartz was born in Washington, DC, and now lives with her family in Burnaby, British Columbia. In addition to writing books, she has published dozens of magazine articles and adult short stories. Her stories for children have been published in children’s magazines and teaching anthologies.

In addition to her work as an author, Ms. Schwartz and her husband run a communications consulting company. She works as a corporate writer, and teaches creative writing at Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. Before becoming a writer, Ms. Schwartz taught special education and the primary grades, and worked as an environmental educator.  



book cover Avalanche Dance
Written by Ellen Schwartz

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Marriage & Divorce | 978-0-88776-958-0 (0-88776-958-6) | October 2010 | 11.99

Gwen lives for dancing. When she has the chance to take an intensive - and expensive - course far from home, she knows her parents will object. She also knows that she can usually convince her father to support her. She raises the subject when they're together skiing, but the discussion... [read more]

book cover Avalanche Dance
Written by Ellen Schwartz

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure; Juvenile Fiction - Family - Marriage & Divorce | 978-1-77049-229-5 (1-77049-229-1) | October 2010 | 9.99

Gwen lives for dancing. When she has the chance to take an intensive - and expensive - course far from home, she knows her parents will object. She also knows that she can usually convince her father to support her. She raises the subject when they're together skiing, but the discussion... [read more]

book cover The Case of the Missing Deed
Written by Ellen Schwartz

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure | 978-1-77049-267-7 (1-77049-267-4) | September 2011 | 10.99

Take a dash of colorful characters, a pinch of danger, and generous scoops of adventure and you have a terrific culinary mystery for young readers.

Five cousins are looking forward to their annual vacation at their grandmother’s cottage. None of them knows that this may be their last such summer. A mining...

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book cover The Case of the Missing Deed
Written by Ellen Schwartz

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Mysteries & Detective Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure | 978-0-88776-959-7 (0-88776-959-4) | September 2011 | 17.99

Take a dash of colorful characters, a pinch of danger, and generous scoops of adventure and you have a terrific culinary mystery for young readers.

Five cousins are looking forward to their annual vacation at their grandmother’s cottage. None of them knows that this may be their last such summer. A mining...

[read more]

book cover I Love Yoga
Written by Ellen Schwartz
Illustrated by Ben Hodson

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Body, Mind & Spirit; Juvenile Nonfiction - Health - Fitness & Exercise | 978-0-88776-598-8 (0-88776-598-X) | May 2003 | 14.99

Selected for inclusion in the Best Books for the Teen Age 2004 List by the New York Public Library.

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, but its surge in popularity among young people is new. I Love Yoga is not a how-to book. It is the book for those who... [read more]

book cover I Love Yoga
Written by Ellen Schwartz
Illustrated by Ben Hodson

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Body, Mind & Spirit; Juvenile Nonfiction - Health - Fitness & Exercise | 978-1-77049-061-1 (1-77049-061-2) | May 2009 | 9.99

Selected for inclusion in the Best Books for the Teen Age 2004 List by the New York Public Library.

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, but its surge in popularity among young people is new. I Love Yoga is not a how-to book. It is the book for those who... [read more]

book cover I'm a Vegetarian
Written by Ellen Schwartz
Illustrated by Farida Zaman

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Health - Diet & Nutrition; Juvenile Nonfiction - Cooking; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations | 978-0-88776-588-9 (0-88776-588-2) | March 2002 | 14.99

Whether it’s for health, humane, or taste reasons, many young people are vegetarians. This is the perfect book to help them be healthy ones. It provides a history of vegetarianism, advice on balancing one’s diet, yummy food ideas, and, best of all, ways to cope with sticky situations. How do you... [read more]

book cover I'm a Vegetarian
Written by Ellen Schwartz
Illustrated by Farida Zaman

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Health - Diet & Nutrition; Juvenile Nonfiction - Cooking; Juvenile Nonfiction - Social Situations | 978-1-77049-060-4 (1-77049-060-4) | March 2013 | 8.99

Whether it’s for health, humane, or taste reasons, many young people are vegetarians. This is the perfect book to help them be healthy ones. It provides a history of vegetarianism, advice on balancing one’s diet, yummy food ideas, and, best of all, ways to cope with sticky situations. How do you... [read more]

book cover Stealing Home
Written by Ellen Schwartz

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Sports & Recreation - Baseball; Juvenile Fiction - Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary Periods; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations | 978-0-88776-765-4 (0-88776-765-6) | May 2006 | 12.99

It is 1947 and Yankee fever grips the Bronx. Nine-year-old Joey Sexton joins the neighborhood kids who flock to the park to team up and play. However, Joey is of mixed race and his skin is lighter than the other kids’. He is seldom picked.

When Joey’s mother dies, he is sent... [read more]

book cover Stealing Home
Written by Ellen Schwartz

eBook | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Sports & Recreation - Baseball; Juvenile Fiction - Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary Periods; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations | 978-1-77049-041-3 (1-77049-041-8) | May 2009 | 9.99

It is 1947 and Yankee fever grips the Bronx. Nine-year-old Joey Sexton joins the neighborhood kids who flock to the park to team up and play. However, Joey is of mixed race and his skin is lighter than the other kids’. He is seldom picked.

When Joey’s mother dies, he is sent... [read more]

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