We are sad to announce that on Jan. 23, Dale Carlson, 86, of Madison, born in New York City, NY, passed away. Dale is survived by her sister Anne Ehrenkranz (Joel), her son Danny Bick Carlson (Gena), her daughter Hannah Bick Carlson Jurewicz (Michael),
and her grandchildren Sam Carlson-Teasdale (Shelby), Malcolm Carlson-Teasdale, Chaney Bick Carlson-Bullock (Mikayla), Shannon Alexis Bick Carlson-Bullock, and Jacquelyn Sage Pesce Jurewicz. Dale adored her children, grandchildren, and the many black
kitties she had over the years. She taught all of us to honor service as a life commitment. Dale was a friend of Bill’s for 43 years.
Author of more than 90 books, published in more than 20 languages and 14 countries, adult and juvenile, fiction and nonfiction, Dale Carlson received three ALA Notable Book Awards, the Christopher Award, the ForeWord Book of the Year Award, YALSA
Nomination Quick Picks for Young Adults, New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, VOYA Honor Book. She wrote science, psychology, dialogue, and meditation books for young adults and general adult nonfiction. Among her titles are The Mountain of
Truth (ALA Notable Book), The Human Apes (ALA Notable Book), Girls Are Equal Too ( ALA Notable Book), Where’s Your Head?: Psychology for Teenagers (Christopher Award, New York Public Library Best Books List), Stop the Pain: Teen Meditations (New York
Public Library Best Books List), In and Out of Your Mind: Teen Science (International Book of the Month Club, New York Public Library Best Books List), Talk: Teen Art of Communication, Wildlife Care for Birds and Mammals, and Stop the Pain: Adult
Dale lived and taught in the Far East: India, Indonesia, Nepal, China, and Japan. She taught writing here and abroad during part of each year. As a Save the Children sponsor, Dale frequently traveled to visit the children and their communities, bringing
supplies and books to help the local schools in their villages.
Dale served as editor with the Krishnamurti Foundation in America (KFA), aiding in the development of the Krishnamurti archives, Complete Teachings of J. Krishnamurti (1933-1986), and creating two volumes for young adults, What Are You Doing with Your
Life and Relationship: To Others, To the World. The former was described by the board of directors as an all-time bestseller for KFA, selling 10,000 copies within the first two weeks, opening up the teen market for future generations to learn about the
teachings of Krishnamurti. Her volumes were sold in teen clothing stores along with more traditional book-selling venues.
In the late 1990s, Dale started an independent publishing company, Bick Publishing House, publishing more award-winning books. She also became a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. While rescuing wildlife, Dale wrote manuals for adults interested in helping
local wildlife. Dale visited the orangutan rehabilitation and release program at Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting in Kalimantan, Indonesia, so that she may hug an orangutan baby and contribute medical supplies and medicine for the camp.
Dale wished that we not hold burial services and to continue the work of healing the planet. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to honor Dale may be made...
About "The Mountain of Truth":
"YA Science Fiction. Teenagers sent to international camp have disappeared in Tibet. Two brothers form a secret teen cult, learn mental powers to change themselves and the world."
Not to be confused with the much younger male football coach!
Starting in 1993, she was on the board of directors for the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council - and the founder of Bick Publishing House (Bick was her maiden name). She's also reviewed books for the New York Times.
She won three Notable Book Awards from the American Library Association, plus a Christopher Award.
From "Contemporary Authors":
"Carlson has lived and traveled extensively in the Far East, India, China, Japan, Nepal, Indonesia, and teaches writing and literature in India at the Krishnamurti Foundation schools during part of each year."
About "Awful Marshall":
"Awful Marshall tells the saga of an amazing child who could project this thoughts into word balloons for all the world to see!"
Perkins the Brain, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1964.
The House of Perkins, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1965.
Miss Maloo, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1966.
(Editor) The Brainstormers: Humorous Tales of Ingenious American Boys, illustrated by Judith Gwyn Brown, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1966.
Frankenstein (juvenile adaptation of Mary Shelley's book), Golden Press (New York, NY), 1968.
The Electronic Teabowl, Golden Press (New York, NY), 1969.
Dracula (juvenile adaptation of Bram Stoker's book), Dell (New York, NY), 1970. Warlord of the Genji, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1970.
The Beggar King of China, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1971.
Good Morning, Hannah (picture book), Atheneum (New York, NY), 1972.
Good Morning Danny (picture book), Atheneum (New York, NY), 1972.
Awful Marshall (picture book), World, 1972.
The Mountain of Truth, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1972.
The Human Apes, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1973.
Baby Needs Shoes, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1974.
Triple Boy, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1977.
The Plant People, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1977.
The Wild Heart, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1977.
The Shining Pool, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1979.
Call Me Amanda, Dutton (New York, NY), 1981.
Charlie the Hero, Dutton (New York, NY), 1982.
The Frog People, Dutton (New York, NY), 1983.
"JENNY DEAN" SCIENCE FICTION MYSTERIES
The Secret of the Third Eye, illustrated by Suzanne Richardson, Grosset (New York, NY), 1983.
The Mystery of the Hidden Trap, illustrated by Richardson, Grosset (New York, NY), 1983.
The Mystery of the Shining Children, illustrated by Richardson, Grosset (New York, NY), 1983.
The Secret of the Invisible City, illustrated by Richardson, Grosset (New York, NY), 1984.
"JAMES BUDD" MYSTERIES
The Mystery of the Madman at Cornwall Crag, illustrated by Tom Lapadula, Golden Book, 1984.
The Mystery of Galaxy Games, illustrated by Lapadula, Golden Book, 1984.
The Secret of Operation Brain, illustrated by Lapadula, Golden Book, 1984.
The Mystery of the Lost Princess, illustrated by Lapadula, Golden Book, 1984.
Counting Is Easy, 1969.
Your Country, 1969.
Arithmetic 1, 2, 3, 1969.
Girls Are Equal Too, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1974, 2nd edition, 1998.
Where's Your Head?, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1977, 2nd edition, 1998.
Loving Sex for Both Sexes, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1979.
Boys Have Feelings Too, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1980.
Manners That Matter: For People under Twenty-one, Dutton (New York, NY), 1983. Stop the Pain: Teen Meditations, 2000.
"Also author of home activity workbooks for Dell Home Activity Series, Dell (New York, NY), 1969. Editor of What Are You Doing with Your Life?, by J. Krishnamurti."
Miss Mary's Husbands (adult novel), Dodd, Mead (New York, NY), 1988.
Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation Series (seven volumes), Bick Publishing House, 1994-95.
Basic Manuals for Friends of the Disabled (six volumes), Bick Publishing House, 1995-96.
(With Hannah Carlson) Living with Disabilities, Bick Publishing House, 1997. (With Irene Ruth) Wildlife Care for Birds and Mammals, Bick Publishing House, 1997.
Confessions of a Brain-Impaired Writer: A Memoir, 1998.
Stop the Pain: Adult Meditations, Bick Publishing House, 2000.