Carol Matas

Biography

An internationally best-selling author of over 45 books for children and young adults, Carol Matas writes in all genres, from historical fiction to fantasy, science fiction to contemporary.

Carol’s books have been published all over the world in more than fifteen languages, garnering over a hundred awards and nominations. Tucson Jo, an historical novel for middle grades set in the Wild West, was a 2014 National Jewish Book Awards Finalist. Her other awards include a 2014 Sydney Taylor Honor Book Selection, a 2014 Canadian Jewish Book Award, the inaugural Silver Birch Award, the Geoffrey Bilsen Award for Historical Fiction for Young Readers, a New York Times Notable Book Award, as well as two nominations for Canada's prestigious Governor General’s Award.

Carol lives in Winnipeg, Canada, with her husband Per K. Brask, a theatre professor, dramaturge, translator, and poet.

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Books

Cloning Miranda
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 73,580. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by FICTIVE PRESS. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction
A suspenseful sci-fi thriller for middle grades and YA. 14-yr-old Miranda has the perfect life until the day her vision goes blurry, the first symptom of a fatal disease. She suddenly discovers that her entire life has been a lie, forcing her to grapple with troubling questions – What makes us human? Is it our DNA, our upbringing or the choices we make? – and the greatest challenges of her life!
Tucson Jo
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 29,410. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014 by FICTIVE PRESS. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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2014 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD FINALIST. For Middle Grades and up (age 9 plus). Feisty 14-year-old Josephine Fiedler is reluctant to support her father’s bid for mayor of Tucson in 1882. When trouble erupts and her father’s opponent attacks him for being an Israelite, Jo has to reconsider her position and even what it means to be a Jew.
When I Die: A Meditation on Death for Children & Their Families
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013 by FICTIVE PRESS. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Body, Mind & Spirit
Are you looking for a way to talk about death to your child or grandchild? Are you grappling with the issue of your own mortality? When I Die, a short, but powerful meditation on death for children of all ages, can give you a safe place to start the discussion. When I Die, written by acclaimed children's fiction writer, Carol Matas, is illustrated with with evocative photos by Bonnie Brask.

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