Joanna Cole Funeral, Service, Notices, Coffin, Obituary: Joanna Cole known as the author of The Magic School Bus series, an American author of children’s books. Her books sold more than 93 million copies in 13 countries. She wrote over 250 books ranging from her first book Cockroaches to her famous series Magic School Bus, which is illustrated by Bruce Degen.
Died: 11 August 1944, Newark, New Jersey, United States
Details of death: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Joanna Cole Bio
August 11, 1944
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
July 12, 2020 (aged 75)
Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
City College of New York
The Magic School Bus
Joanna Cole was Born on August 11, 1944, in Newark, NJ; Her Education: Attended University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Indiana University—Bloomington; City College of New York (now of the City University of New York), B.A., 1967.
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New York City Board of Education, New York, NY, elementary school librarian and instructor, 1967–68; Newsweek, New York, NY, letters correspondent, 1968–71; Scholastic, Inc., New York, NY, associate editor of See-Saw Book Club, 1971–73; Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, senior editor of books for young readers, 1973–80; full-time writer, 1980