About the Author

Karleen Bradford

Karleen Bradford is the award-winning author of twenty-two works of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. Her books include historical novels, fantasy and contemporary stories, as well as picture books and chapter books.

She was born in Toronto, Ontario, but spent most of her childhood years in Argentina. She returned to Canada to take a B.A. at the University of Toronto in 1959, and married James Bradford, a Foreign Service Officer with the Canadian Government. Until 1992, Karleen and her family travelled and lived in Colombia, the United States, England, the Philippines, Brazil, Germany and Puerto Rico, with two home postings in Canada. Settings for many of her books have come from these countries. She now lives back in Canada in Owen Sound, Ontario. Three children, four grandchildren, and assorted granddogs live nearby.

Karleen has taught Creative Writing and Writing for Children at Algonquin College, the Adult High School, and various community centres in Ottawa. During a posting in Germany she also taught creative writing classes and did writing workshops with children in U.S.A. Department of Defense Schools throughout the country. In 1999 she worked with students in the Taipei American School in Taiwan.

She has worked in schools across Canada through The Writers' Union of Canada and the Ontario Arts Council programs for writers in the schools and has, as well, participated in numerous Canada Council Readings programs. She toured Nova Scotia in 1984, New Brunswick in 1989, Quèbec in 1998, and Manitoba in 2005 for the TD Children's Book Week, and has worked as a Writer in Residence for the WIER (Writers in Electronic Residence) program in schools across Canada.

You can find out more about Karleen and her work at www.karleenbradford.com.

 

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Cher Journal : Du désespoir à la liberté

Cher Journal : Du désespoir à la liberté

Julia May Jackson, sur le chemin de fer clandestin, de la Virginie au Canada-Ouest, 1863-1864
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Cher Journal : Une vie à refaire

Cher Journal : Une vie à refaire

Mary MacDonald, fille de Loyaliste, Johnstown, Province de Québec, 1783
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Dear Canada: A Country of Our Own

Dear Canada: A Country of Our Own

The Confederation Diary of Rosie Dunn, Ottawa, Province of Canada, 1866
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Dear Canada: A Desperate Road to Freedom

Dear Canada: A Desperate Road to Freedom

The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson, Virginia to Canada West, 1863-1864
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The Underground Railroad Diary of Julia May Jackson, Virginia to Canada West, 1863-1864
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Dear Canada: With Nothing But Our Courage

Dear Canada: With Nothing But Our Courage

The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald, Johnstown, Quebec, 1783
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Ghost Wolf

Ghost Wolf

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For the first time in his life, Matt knew terror. He had heard of being frozen with fear. Well, now he was. He could not move. He tried hard to see into the darkness. He tried to hear if the wolf was coming nearer. But he could see nothing. All he could hear was the sound of raindrops landing all around him. Then, right in front of him, a white form took shape.

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Lionheart's Scribe

Lionheart's Scribe

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Shadows On A Sword

Shadows On A Sword

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You Can't Rush a Cat

You Can't Rush a Cat

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Jessica went to visit her grandfather.
He lived by himself and sometimes he got lonely.
When she got there, her grandfather was sitting on the back step holding a bowl of milk.
"There's a wild little cat in the bushes,"; he said. "She must be hungry, but she won't come out."
"You can't rush a cat, Granddaddy" Jessica said.

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Cher Journal : Un pays voit le jour

Cher Journal : Un pays voit le jour

Rosie Dunn, à l'aube de la Confédération, Ottawa, province du Canada, 1866
illustrated by Karleen Bradford
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