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Carol Matas

Carol Matas is an internationally acclaimed author of over thirty-five novels for children and young adults. Her best-selling work, which includes three award-winning series, has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Taiwanese, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, German, French, Indonesian and Russian.
A graduate of the Actor's Lab, in London England, Carol first earned a B.A. (English) from The University of Western Ontario. Her teaching experience includes Artists in the School, Manitoba Arts Council;visiting professor at Bemidji State University, Minnesota; and a Creative Writing instructor, Continuing Education Division, The University of Winnipeg. Carol is an inspiring and passionate speaker who is frequently invited to address children and adults alike across North America.
Carol writes contemporary and historical fiction, as well as science fiction and fantasy. She first began writing historical fiction when her Danish husband told her stories about his parents' experiences fighting the Nazis in World War II. She has often written about Jewish themes, and is well known for her books concerning the Holocaust, writing Daniel's Story at the request of The United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Over the years, her knack for successfully infusing serious and thought-provoking issues into an action-driven format has kept readers of all ages engaged.
The list of awards for her books is long, and includes two Sydney Taylor awards, The Geoffrey Bilson award, a Silver Birch award, The Jewish Book Award, as well as the inclusion of her books on many honour lists, such as the ALA notable list, The New York Times Review notable list, The New York Public Library list for the Teen Age, and the Voya books in the middle, Best Book list. She has also been nominated for the Governor General Award twice.
More information is about Carol is available on her web site: http://www.carolmatas.com.

 

Books by Carol Matas

A Struggle for Hope

by (author) Carol Matas

Garden

by (author) Carol Matas

Daniel's Story

by (author) Carol Matas

Dear Canada: Footsteps In the Snow

The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott, Rupert's Land, 1815

by (author) Carol Matas

Dear Canada: A Time for Giving: Ten Tales of Christmas

by (author) Susan M. Aihoshi, Janet McNaughton, Carol Matas, Ruby Slipperjack, Jean Little, Karleen Bradford, Sarah Ellis, Norah McClintock & Barbara Haworth-Attard

Cher Journal : Fragments du passé

Rose Rabinowitz, survivante de l'Holocauste, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948

by (author) Carol Matas

Le médaillon perdu

by (author) Carol Matas
illustrated by Susan Gardos

The Lost Locket

by (author) Carol Matas
illustrated by Susan Gardos

Greater Than Angels

by (author) Carol Matas

Au Canada : Derrière les lignes ennemies

Deuxième Guerre mondiale, Sam Frederiksen, L'Europe sous la domination nazie, 1944

by (author) Carol Matas

In My Enemy's House

by (author) Carol Matas

Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past

The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948

by (author) Carol Matas

Cher Journal : Récit de Noël : N° 3 - Quelque chose qui compte

by (author) Carol Matas

Dear Canada Christmas Story No. 3: Something That Matters

by (author) Carol Matas

Cher Journal : Le temps des réjouissances

Dix récits de Noël

by (author) Karleen Bradford, Carol Matas, Kit Pearson, Jean Little, Janet Lunn, Sarah Ellis, Gillian Chan, Sharon Stewart & Maxine Trottier

Cher Journal : Entrée refusée

Déborah Bernstein, au temps de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1941

by (author) Carol Matas

Cher Journal : Noëls d'antan

Dix récits choisis

by (author) Vincent Massey Jr HS, Karleen Bradford, Carol Matas, Jean Little, Sarah Ellis, Perry Nodelman, Maxine Trottier & Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
illustrated by Colin Mayne

Dear Canada: A Season for Miracles

Twelve Tales of Christmas

by (author) Jean Little, Kit Pearson, Janet Lunn, Sarah Ellis, Gillian Chan, Carol Matas, Maxine Trottier, Julie Lawson & Sharon Stewart

Dear Canada: A Christmas to Remember

Tales of Comfort and Joy

by (author) Perry Nodelman, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Jean Little, Sarah Ellis, Carol Matas, Maxine Trottier, Julie Lawson & Karleen Bradford

Dear Canada: Turned Away

The World War II Diary of Devorah Bernstein, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1941

by (author) Carol Matas

I Am Canada: Behind Enemy Lines

World War II, Sam Frederiksen, Nazi-Occupied Europe, 1944

by (author) Carol Matas

The Edge of When

by (author) Carol Matas

The Hunt for the Haunted Elephant

by (author) Carol Matas & Perry Nodelman

Tales of a Reluctant Psychic

The Freak, Visions, and Far

by (author) Carol Matas

The Curse of the Evening Eye

by (author) Carol Matas & Perry Nodelman

Far

by (author) Carol Matas

The Proof that Ghosts Exist

The Ghosthunters, Book 1

by (author) Carol Matas & Perry Nodelman

The Burning Time

by (author) Carol Matas

Visions

by (author) Carol Matas

The Freak

by (author) Carol Matas

The Whirlwind

by (author) Carol Matas

Past Crimes

by (author) Carol Matas

Jesper

by (author) Carol Matas

The Dark Clone

by (author) Carol Matas

Lisa

by (author) Carol Matas

Action!

by (author) Carol Matas

The War Within

by (author) Carol Matas

The Second Clone

by (author) Carol Matas

Rebecca

by (author) Carol Matas

Cloning Miranda

by (author) Carol Matas

The Garden

by (author) Carol Matas

After the War

by (author) Carol Matas