Member Profile

Barbara Greenwood

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.

Phone number:
416-444-8501

Publications

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.

Awards

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.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
45 min.
Genre:
Fiction &Non-Fiction
Grades:
3-8
Audience size:
75
Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$250
Two sessions:
$400
One session:
$150
Two sessions:
$300
GST:
GST not applicable