About the Author

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.

 

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After the War

After the War

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Au Canada : Derrière les lignes ennemies

Au Canada : Derrière les lignes ennemies

Deuxième Guerre mondiale, Sam Frederiksen, L'Europe sous la domination nazie, 1944
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Cher Journal : Des pas sur la neige

Cher Journal : Des pas sur la neige

Isobel Scott à la rivière Rouge, Terre de Rupert, 1815
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Cher Journal : Entrée refusée

Cher Journal : Entrée refusée

Déborah Bernstein, au temps de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1941
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Cher Journal : Fragments du passé

Cher Journal : Fragments du passé

Rose Rabinowitz, survivante de l'Holocauste , Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948
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Dear Canada: Footsteps In the Snow

Dear Canada: Footsteps In the Snow

The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott, Rupert's Land, 1815
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Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past

Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past

The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948
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Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past

Dear Canada: Pieces of the Past

The Holocaust Diary of Rose Rabinowitz, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1948
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Dear Canada: Turned Away

Dear Canada: Turned Away

The World War II Diary of Devorah Bernstein, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1941
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Dear Canada: Turned Away

Dear Canada: Turned Away

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

Garden

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I Am Canada: Behind Enemy Lines

I Am Canada: Behind Enemy Lines

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

Jesper

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Lisa

Lisa

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Tales of a Reluctant Psychic

Tales of a Reluctant Psychic

The Freak, Visions, and Far
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The Burning Time

The Burning Time

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The Lost Locket

The Lost Locket

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The War Within

The War Within

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The Whirlwind

The Whirlwind

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The front window had been shattered by a huge rock that was now lying on the floor of the store. Father ran outside. I followed. A banner was hanging from the door...In large, red, hand-painted letters were the words:
Germans go home.

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