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Barbara Greenwood

Barbara Greenwood


Barbara Greenwood was born in Toronto, Ontario where she attended Lawrence Park Collegiate and the University of Toronto. She taught elementary school, married and raised four children before realizing a longstanding desire to write historical fiction with a Canadian background. She now divides her time among writing, editing, reviewing and teaching. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Ryerson Polytechnic University as well as at various summer workshops. She has ten books in print.

Don Mills, ON


The Last Safe House: A Story of the Underground Railroad. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1998.
The Kids Book of Canada. illus. Jock McRae. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1997.
Pioneer Crafts. illus. Heather Collins. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1997.
Speak Up! Speak Out!. with Bob Greenwood. illus. Graham Pilsworth. Markham, Ontario: Pembroke Publishers, 1995.
A Pioneer Story: The Daily Life of a Canadian Family in 1840. illus. Heather Collins. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1994.


Mr. Christie Award, the Ruth Schwartz Award, and the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award for A Pioneer Story, 1995.
The Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award for "A Major Resolution", 1982.
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