specializes in writing for children s and family audiences. He received a Southern Regional Emmy nomination for his scripts for educational science programming. His Pinocchio and the Land of Toys, a musical story (in the tradition of Peter and the Wolf), commissioned by the Bronx Arts Ensemble, with music by Johannes Somary, premiered in the fall of 2004. He also authored American Tales and Legends, a theatrical concert, for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. His Professor Prattle s Tales of Wonder, an original play for puppets, written with Meridee Stein, was commissioned and performed by Atlanta s Center for Puppetry Arts. Mr. Stein is the book writer for a new musical, Silas, an adaptation of Silas Marner, which is now in development. Mr. Stein is a graduate of Cornell University, and he holds a Masters Degree in Secondary Education. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators. When he is not writing for young people, Mr. Stein works for a major investment bank.