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About Arlene Alda




Arlene Alda graduated Hunter College, Phi Beta Kappa, received a Fulbright Scholarship and realized her dream of becoming a professional clarinetist, playing in the Houston Symphony under the baton of Leopold Stokowski. She switched careers when her children were young and became an award winning photographer and author, who has written nineteen books, including Just Kids From the Bronx. She is the mother of three daughters, and the grandmother of eight. She and her husband, actor Alan Alda, live in New York City and Long Island.

Books by Arlene Alda
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For Adults: For Children:

Just Kids From the Bronx
(Holt, 2015)

Except the Color Grey
(Tundra Books, 2011)

97 Orchard Street- Arlene's Photographs (Tundra 2001)

Lulu's Piano Lesson
(Tundra Books, 2010)

The Last Days of MASH
(Unicorn, 1983)

Hello, Good-bye (Tundra Books, 2009)

On Set- A Personal Story in Pictures and Words (Simon and Schuster/ Fireside Books, 1981)

Iris Has a Virus (Tundra Books, 2008)


Here a Face, There a Face (Tundra Books, 2008)

Did You Say Pear? (Tundra Books, 2006)

The Book of ZZZs (Tundra Books, 2005)

Morning Glory Monday (Tundra Books, 2003)

Hurry Granny Annie (Tricycle Press, 1999)

Arlene Alda's 123, What Do You See?
(Tricycle Press, 1998)

Hold the Bus! (Troll Press, 1996)
Limited Availability

Pig, Horse, or Cow, Don't Wake Me Now
(Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1994)
Limited availability

Arlene Alda's ABC, What Do You See?
(Tricycle Press, 1993)
Limited Availability

Sheep, Sheep, Sheep, Help Me Fall Asleep
(Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1992)
Limited Availability

Matthew and His Dad
(Simon and Schuster/ Little Simon, 1983)
Limited Availability

Sonya's Mommy Works
(Simon and Schuster, 1982)
Limited Availability