Ms. Scheffrin-Falk’s book, Another Celebrated Dancing Bear, won accolades in the US and abroad, and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books in 1991. The book, with etchings by Barbara Garrison, was a Golden Book selection, was a nominee for the Ezra Jack Keats UNICEF international competition, and received a number of other national and international honors.
She was a native of Atlantic City, NJ and a graduate of the City College of NY. She was for many years a medical social worker and case manager with the elderly in New York City. She died in 2014 at the age of 85.