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Maxine Rose Schur

Maxine lives in California with her husband and close to her two grown sons and three grandchildren all of whom inspire her. She loves to create stories for children from preschool age to Young Adult. And, as a former professional actress, she enjoys sharing her stories with children in fun, lively presentations. When she’s not writing, you can find her just north of San Francisco walking in a forest or along the beach, playing the mandolin, studying French and most of all, because she’s also a travel writer, daydreaming of faraway places.


Gullible Gus

by Maxine Rose Schur

Illustrated by Andrew Glass

Poor Gus! He's so gullible, he believes everything people tell him. Everything! The other cowboys feed him lies and tall tales - just to see if he'll swallow their silly stories. Their teasing makes him sadder than dry soup. But luckily, Doc Hickory knows a cure for gullibility, and it starts with a visit to Fibrock, a town full of liars. Can the biggest fibber in Fibrock teach Gus the difference between fact and falsehood? Maybe it's not always clear which is which...

Hardcover, ages 7-12, 6"x9"

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"This darn good yarn will have kids galloping through the pages." - Kirkus Review

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Pigs Dancing Jigs

By Maxine Rose Schur

Illustrated by Patricia & Robin Dewitt

All the animals from A to Z

Are just as busy as they can be

If you want to see all they do

Then this book is just for you

Here's an alphabet book to delight young and old with animals as familiar to children as the cow and duck, and as unfamiliar as the impala and the zorilla. Rhyming words coupled with beautiful, detailed illustrations enhance the learning of the alphabet while also teaching about a variety of animals from around the world.

Kids and grown-ups alike will have more fun than a barrel of monkeys searching for the hidden letters in the art.

Hardcover, ages 3-8, 8.5"x11"

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The Marvelous Maze

by Maxine Rose Schur

Illustrated by Dewitt Studios

When a clever prince has a beautiful maze garden constructed and decrees that he will marry the princess who can find her way out, forty-three princesses try without success.  Will the plump, last princess succeed?

Hardcover, ages 3-8, 8.5"x11"


There's a Babirusa in My Bathtub

By Maxine Rose Schur

Illustrated by Michael S. Maydak

Did you ever

bathe with a babirusa, tangle with a tangalung,

meet a matamata, or jump with a jerboa?


Then this is the book for you!

In There’s a Babirusa in my Bathtub! you’ll meet little-known animals with habits as odd as their names. You’ll be tickled by poetic fancy and amazing facts.

You’ll jump into a strange and wondrous world of unsung animals from Mexico to Madagascar. Not famous - but fabulous!

Paperback, ages 7-12, 8.5"x8.5"


Child of the Sea

by Maxine Rose Schur

Illustrated by Milanka Reardon

When a fisherman finds a baby girl in his net, he and his wife are overjoyed. Their wish for a child has come true! But as the years go by, Merella, their beloved daughter, has a secret longing - a longing that will lead the fisherman and his wife to a heartrending decision.

In this original folk story, acclaimed author Maxine Rose Schur presents a poetic fable, weaving themes of yearning, fate, and abiding love. Coupled with Milanka Reardon's exquisite illustrations, Child of the Sea delivers a lively, lyrical tale that confirms the universal need to belong and the liberating power of love.

Hardcover ages 5-10, 11"x8.5"

Available January 18, 2022