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Barbara Juster Esbensen, American author. Certified art teacher, Wisconsin. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award for excellence in poetry for children, 1994, Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry award, 1996, numerous others. Member Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, Poetry Society of America.

Background

Esbensen, Barbara Juster was born on April 28, 1925 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Eugene Meyer and Isabel (Sinaiko) Juster.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Art Education, University of Wisconsin, 1947.

Career

Teacher art, Madison East H.S., 1945-1947;teacher art, Shorewood Hills Elementary School, Madison, 1948-1949;teacher art, South Shore Cmty. Schools, Port Wing, Wisconsin, 1954-1956;teacher art and creative writing, Trust Territory Pacific Islands, Truk, East Caroline Islands, 1956-1958;elementary teacher, Eureka (California) Public Schools, 1960-1963. Creative arts consultant College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, 1971-1973;member creative vision board New York Mills (Minnesota) Art Center, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Certified art teacher, Wisconsin.

Works

Membership

Member Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, Poetry Society of America.

Connections

Married Thorwald S. Esbensen, June 24, 1953. Children: Julie, Peter, Daniel, Jane, George, Kai.

father:
Eugene Meyer Juster

mother:
Isabel (Sinaiko) Juster

spouse:
Thorwald S. Esbensen

children:
Julie Esbensen

Peter Esbensen

Daniel Esbensen

Jane Esbensen

George Esbensen

Kai Esbensen