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Carol Matas

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Carol Matas is the author of over forty-five books for children and young adults. She has written science fiction, fantasy, contemporary, and historical fiction. She often writes on Jewish themes, and is well-known for her books concerning the Holocaust. Her books have garnered over 100 awards and honours including two Governer General nominations, a New York Times Best Book of the Year, two Sydney Taylor Awards, and two Jewish Book Awards. 

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Greater Than Angels. Toronto: Scholastic; New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.
After the War. Toronto: Scholastic; New York: Simon & Schuster,, 1996.
Daniel's Story. Toronto: Scholastic, 1993.
Past Crimes. Key Porter Books, 2006
Turned Away. Scholastic Canada, 2005
The Whirlwind. Orca Book, 2007
The Freak. Key Porter Books, 2007
Visions, book two of The Freak series. Key Porter Books, 2007
The Proof That Ghosts Exist. Key Porter Books, 2008
Far. Key Porter Books, 2008


Jewish Book Award for The Garden, 1998.
American Library Association Best Book of the Year Award for After the War, 1996.
Children's Centre Outstanding Book of the Year for The Primrose Path, 1996.
Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Lisa, 1988.
Nominated (twice), Governor General's Award for Daniel's Story ; The Burning Time.
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