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MacLeod, Elizabeth

MacLeod, Elizabeth

Personal

Born October 21, in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada; married Paul Wilson. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, singing, swimming, tap dancing, theatre.

Addresses

Home—Toronto, Ontario, Canada. E-mail—emacleod@writerinresidence.com.

Career

Author and editor of children's books. OWL magazine, editor; writer for a software company; freelance editor for publishers, including Kids Can Press.

Member

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers, Writers Union of Canada.

Awards, Honors

Silver Birch Award shortlist, for The Phone Book, Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life, and Albert Einstein; Hackmatack Award shortlist, for Get Started: Stamp Collecting for Canadian Kids, Albert Einstein, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and To the Top of Everest; Hackmatack Award shortlist, Red Cedar Book Award shortlist, Silver Birch Award shortlist, and Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People selection, Children's Book Council (CBC), all for Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life; National Science Teachers Association/CBC outstanding science trade book designation, for Marie Curie; Society of School Librarians International Honor Book designation, 2004, for Helen Keller; writing awards from Association of Educational Publishers.

Writings

Lions, Grolier (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1988.

Koalas, Grolier (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1989.

Puffins, Grolier (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

Australia, Grolier (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

(Editor) The Games Book, illustrated by Thach Bui, Greey de Pencier Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

(Editor) The Puzzlers Book, illustrated by Gary Clement, Greey de Pencier Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

The Recycling Book, illustrated by Jane Kurisu, Greey de Pencier Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991.

Dinosaurs: The Fastest, the Fiercest, the Most Amazing, illustrated by Gordon Sauvé, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1994, Viking (New York, NY) 1995.

The Phone Book: Instant Communication from Smoke Signals to Satellites and Beyond, illustrated by Bill Slavin, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Get Started: Stamp Collecting for Canadian Kids, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

I Heard a Little Baa, illustrated by Louise Phillips, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Bake It and Build It, illustrated by Tracy Walker, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Grow It Again, illustrated by Caroline Price, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Bake and Make Amazing Cakes, illustrated by June Bradford, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

(With Laurie Skreslet) To the Top of Everest, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Gifts to Make and Eat, illustrated by June Bradford, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

What Did Dinosaurs Eat? and Other Things You Want to Know about Dinosaurs, illustrated by Gordon Sauvé, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

The Kids Book of Great Canadians, illustrated by John Mantha, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

Bake and Make Amazing Cookies, illustrated by June Bradford, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

Chock Full of Chocolate, illustrated by June Bradford, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

The Kid's Book of Great Canadian Women, illustrated by John Mantha, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

The Kid's Book of Canada at War, illustrated by John Mantha, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

Contributor to educational anthologies.

Author's work has been translated into French.

"SNAPSHOTS: IMAGES OF PEOPLE AND PLACES IN HISTORY" SERIES

Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1999, revised edition, illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski, 2007.

Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001, revised edition, illustrated by John Mantha, 2008.

The Wright Brothers: A Flying Start, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002, revised edition, Illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski, 2008.

Alfred Einstein: A Life of Genius, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Helen Keller: A Determined Life, illustrated by Andrej Krystoforski, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

Marie Curie: A Brilliant Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

Harry Houdini: A Magical Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

Eleanor Roosevelt: An Inspiring Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

George Washington Carver: An Innovative Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

Mark Twain: An American Star, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2008.

Sidelights

Elizabeth MacLeod is an author and editor of children's books. A native of Canada, she has written craft books, works of nonfiction, and picture books for young readers. MacLeod has also penned a number of critically acclaimed biographies, including Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life, Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life, and George Washington Carver: An Innovative Life.

One of MacLeod's first efforts, Dinosaurs: The Fastest, the Fiercest, the Most Amazing, appeared in 1994. In the work, she offers information on more than twenty species of the prehistoric creatures. According to a Resource Links contributor, the book will "whet the appetite of any fledgling dinosaur lover." A more recent volume, titled What Did Dinosaurs Eat? and Other Things You Want to Know about Dinosaurs, examines the size and weight, feeding habits, life span, intelligence, and personalities of several types of dinosaurs. A critic in Kirkus Reviews praised MacLeod's "vivid writing."

Grow It Again, Bake and Make Amazing Cakes, and Bake and Make Amazing Cookies are among the craft books published by MacLeod. Deemed "a promising source of worthwhile, inexpensive projects" by Booklist critic Carolyn Phelan, Grow It Again gives instructions for growing plants from such things as pineapple tops and potato buds. Bake and Make Amazing Cakes provides directions for a variety of theme cakes, including creations shaped like a butterfly, a house, and a rainbow. In School Library Journal reviewer Carolyn Jenks remarked that the volume is "just the book for playful bakers." A companion work, Bake and Make Amazing Cookies, was described as a "dandy choice for beginning cooks" by Karen McKinnon in Resource Links.

The 1999 biography Alexander Graham Bell looks at the inventor of the telephone. MacLeod discusses several little-known aspects of Bell's life, including his experiments with flight and his fascination with the Mohawk Indian tribe. Booklist critic Carolyn Phelan noted that MacLeod's "text reads well, and the extended captions offer interesting facts." The author of the celebrated children's book Anne of Green Gables is the subject of MacLeod's 2001 biography Lucy Maud Montgomery. Readers will learn that Montgomery "had much in common with her fictitious heroine," observed a reviewer in Publishers Weekly.

MacLeod continues her series of biographical works with The Wright Brothers: A Flying Start, published in 2002. Using archival photographs and reproductions of historical documents, she presents an introduction to the men who made the first controlled, sustained flight. School Library Journal contributor Barbara Buckley

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stated that few books on the Wright Brothers "can rival this one for clarity of text and variety of illustration." Alfred Einstein: A Life of Genius surveys the life of the great physicist, touching on his early career as an assistant in a Swiss patent office, his landmark scientific discoveries, and his efforts for international peace following World War II. "The lively mix of text, sidebars, photographs, newspaper excerpts, equations, and Einstein's handwritten notes adds up to a format inviting browsing and offering much information to closer readers," wrote a critic in Kirkus Reviews.

One of the most fascinating characters of the turn of the twentieth century is the focus of Harry Houdini: A Magical Life. In a text that "manages to capture the human side of this master of escape," according to Resource Links reviewer Deb Nielsen, MacLeod follows the childhood of the acrobat and showman whose world-renown ability to escape from the grips of death captivated the world. Like each of MacLeod's biographies, Harry Houdini includes photographs, newspaper articles, and other reproductions that bring to life his live and times.

While his love of the public spotlight made him less well known than Houdini, agronomist and educator George Washington Carver led a life with an equally lasting impact, as MacLeod shows in her 2007 biography. A man of wide-ranging talents, Carver dedicated himself to restoring the agriculture of the American south following the U.S. Civil War, and he advanced the fortunes of many of his fellow African Americans by encouraging the cultivation of peanuts, soybeans, and other crops that could flourish in a soil drained of nutrients through years of cotton farming. In addition to his work as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute, he developed numerous industrial products that would assure peanut and soybean growers of a market for their crops. Citing the narrative's "richness of detail," School Library Journal contributor Anne L. Tormohlen concluded that "even reluctant readers will find something of interest about this exceptional individual" in MacLeod's well-illustrated biography.

MacLeod profiles several famous women in Helen Keller: A Determined Life, Marie Curie: A Brilliant Life, and Eleanor Roosevelt: An Inspiring Life. In her work about Keller, "America's First Lady of Courage," MacLeod includes both familiar and little-known events from her subject's life, "smoothly integrated to reveal the struggle, the sadness, and the success Keller experienced over the years," observed Booklist reviewer Stephanie Zvirin. In Marie Curie MacLeod focuses on the Nobel Prize winner who discovered the elements polonium and radium, while Eleanor Roosevelt profiles the life of a U.S. first lady who was known for her

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dedication to social issues. Carolyn Cutt, writing in Resource Links, dubbed MacLeod's biography of one of the world's most noted female scientists "excellent and informative," while Anne Chapman Callaghan deemed the text of Eleanor Roosevelt "clear, interesting, and affectionate toward its subject."

MacLeod once commented on her career to SATA: "There are two things that I really like about writing for kids. One is that I get to investigate lots of different topics. The other is that I think writing for kids is a challenge. They ask really interesting and difficult questions.

"The ideas for my books come from newspapers, Web sites, books, things friends say, the Internet, questions kids ask me when I visit their schools, the radio, TV, magazines—lots of places.

"I read books, magazines, newspapers, and the Internet to gather information. These are also all good ways to find experts who can answer any questions I have. I'm always amazed at how willing people are to spend time helping me understand a topic.

"If you think you might like to become a writer, it's a good idea to read a lot and write a lot. If you want to show someone your writing, then do it—but you don't have to. And if the person who reads your writing suggests changes, only make them if you want to. Try writing lots of different things—poems, stories, articles—to figure out what you like writing most."

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Appleseeds, December, 2002, Sheila Wilensky, review of The Wright Brothers: A Flying Start, p. 29.

Booklist, December 1, 1998, Shelley Townsend-Hudson, review of Bake It and Build It, p. 665; June 1, 1999, Carolyn Phelan, review of Grow It Again, p. 1820; April 1, 2001, Carolyn Phelan, review of Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life, p. 1462; September 15, 2001, Roger Leslie, review of To the Top of Everest, p. 215; November 1, 2001, Stephanie Zvirin, review of Gifts to Make and Eat, pp. 472-473; April 1, 2002, Carolyn Phelan, review of The Wright Brothers, p. 1338; March 1, 2003, Ilene Cooper, review of Albert Einstein: A Life of Genius, p. 1195; March 1, 2004, Stephanie Zvirin, review of Helen Keller: A Determined Life, pp. 1204-1205; October 15, 2005, Karen Hurt, review of Harry Houdini: A Magical Life, p. 45.

Children's Digest, July, 2000, review of Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life, p. 28.

Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2001, review of What Did Dinosaurs Eat? and Other Things You Want to Know about Dinosaurs, p. 1296; February 15, 2003, review of Albert Einstein, p. 311; August 1, 2004, review of Marie Curie: A Brilliant Life, p. 744; September 1, 2005, review of Harry Houdini, p. 977; September 1, 2006, review of Eleanor Roosevelt: An Inspiring Life, p. 907.

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Publishers Weekly, September 21, 1998, review of I Heard a Little Baa, p. 83; February 26, 2001, review of Lucy Maud Montgomery, p. 88.

Resource Links, June, 1998, review of Dinosaurs: The Fastest, the Fiercest, the Most Amazing, pp. 10-11; October, 1998, review of I Heard a Little Baa, p. 4; April, 1999, review of Bake It and Build It, p. 17; April, 2001, Victoria Pennell, review of Lucy Maud Montgomery, p. 18; June, 2001, Shannon Danylko, review of Bake and Make Amazing Cakes, p. 19; October, 2001, Shannon Danylko, review of What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, p. 27; April, 2002, Victoria Pennell, review of The Wright Brothers, pp. 36-37; April, 2003, Karen McKinnon, review of Albert Einstein, pp. 26-27; April, 2004, Laura Reilly, review of Helen Keller, p. 31, and Victoria Pennell, review of The Kid's Book of Great Canadians, pp. 31-32; October, 2004, Karen McKinnon, review of Bake and Make Amazing Cookies, pp. 25-26; December, 2004, Carolyn Cutt, review of Madame Curie, p. 28; February, 2006, Deb Nielsen, review of Harry Houdini, p. 36; April, 2007, John Dryden, review of Eleanor Roosevelt, p. 34.

School Library Journal, April, 2001, Kathleen Simonetta, review of Lucy Maud Montgomery, p. 164; June, 2001, Carolyn Jenks, review of Bake and Make Amazing Cakes, p. 139; September, 2001, Be Astengo, review of To the Top of Everest, p. 254; November, 2001, Patricia Manning, review of What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, p. 147; February, 2002, Augusta R. Malvagno, review of Gifts to Make and Eat, pp. 147-148; July, 2002, Barbara Buckley, review of The Wright Brothers, p. 138; May, 2003, Anne Chapman Callaghan, review of Albert Einstein, p. 174; May, 2004, Donna Cardon, review of Helen Keller, p. 134; November, 2004, Susan Lissim, review of Marie Curie, p. 169; February, 2005, Augusta R. Malvagno, review of Bake and Make Amazing Cookies, p. 150; April, 2006, Deanna Romriell, review of Harry Houdini, p. 158; November, 2006, Anne Chapman Callaghan, review of Eleanor Roosevelt, p. 162; June, 2007, Anne L. Tormohlen, review of George Washington Carver: An Innovative Life, p. 174.

ONLINE

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers Web site,http://www.canscaip.org/ (November 15, 2007), "Elizabeth MacLeod."

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MacLeod, Elizabeth

MacLEOD, Elizabeth

Personal

Born October 21, in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada; married Paul Wilson. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, singing, swimming, tap dancing, theatre.

Addresses

Agent Kids Can Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. E-mail emacleod@writerinresidence.com.

Career

Author and editor of children's books. OWL magazine, editor; writer for a software company; freelance editor for publishers, including Kids Can Press.

Member

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers, Writers Union of Canada.

Awards, Honors

Silver Birch Award shortlist, for The Phone Book: Instant Communication from Smoke Signals to Satellites and Beyond, Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life, and Albert Einstein; Hackmatack Award shortlist, for Get Started: Stamp Collecting for Canadian Kids, Albert Einstein, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and To the Top of Everest; Hackmatack Award shortlist, Red Cedar Book Award shortlist, Silver Birch Award shortlist, and Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People selection, Children's Book Council, all for Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life; NSTA-Children's Book Council outstanding science trade book designation, for Marie Curie; Society of School Librarians International Honor Book designation, 2004, for Helen Keller; writing awards from Association of Educational Publishers.

Writings

Lions, Grolier (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1988.

Koalas, Grolier (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1989.

Puffins, Grolier (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

Australia, Grolier (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

(Editor) The Games Book, illustrated by Thach Bui, Greey de Pencier Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

(Editor) The Puzzlers Book, illustrated by Gary Clement, Greey de Pencier Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1990.

The Recycling Book, illustrated by Jane Kurisu, Greey de Pencier Books (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991.

Dinosaurs: The Fastest, the Fiercest, the Most Amazing, illustrated by Gordon Sauvé, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1994, Viking (New York, NY) 1995.

The Phone Book: Instant Communication from Smoke Signals to Satellites and Beyond, illustrated by Bill Slavin, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Get Started: Stamp Collecting for Canadian Kids, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1996.

I Heard a Little Baa, illustrated by Louise Phillips, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Bake It and Build It, illustrated by Tracy Walker, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1998.

Grow It Again, illustrated by Caroline Price, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Bake and Make Amazing Cakes, illustrated by June Bradford, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

(With Laurie Skreslet) To the Top of Everest, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Gifts to Make and Eat, illustrated by June Bradford, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

What Did Dinosaurs Eat? and Other Things You Want to Know about Dinosaurs, illustrated by Gordon Sauvé, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

The Kids Book of Great Canadians, illustrated by John Mantha, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

Bake and Make Amazing Cookies, illustrated by June Bradford, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

Chock Full of Chocolate, illustrated by June Bradford, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

Contributor to educational anthologies.

"SNAPSHOTS: IMAGES OF PEOPLE AND PLACES IN HISTORY" SERIES

Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

The Wright Brothers: A Flying Start, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Alfred Einstein: A Life of Genius, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Helen Keller: A Determined Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

Marie Curie: A Brilliant Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2004.

Harry Houdini: A Magical Life, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

Sidelights

Elizabeth MacLeod is an author and editor of children's books. A native of Canada, she has written craft books, works of nonfiction, and picture books for young readers. MacLeod has also penned a number of critically acclaimed biographies, including Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life and Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life.

One of MacLeod's first efforts, Dinosaurs: The Fastest, the Fiercest, the Most Amazing, appeared in 1994. In the work, she offers information on more than twenty species of the prehistoric creatures. According to a Resource Links contributor, the book will "whet the appetite of any fledgling dinosaur lover." A more recent volume, titled What Did Dinosaurs Eat? and Other Things You Want to Know about Dinosaurs, examines the size and weight, feeding habits, life span, intelligence, and personalities of several types of dinosaurs. A critic in Kirkus Reviews praised MacLeod's "vivid writing."

Grow It Again, Bake and Make Amazing Cakes, and Bake and Make Amazing Cookies are among the craft books published by MacLeod. Deemed "a promising source of worthwhile, inexpensive projects" by Booklist critic Carolyn Phelan, Grow It Again gives instructions for growing plants from such things as pineapple tops and potato buds. Bake and Make Amazing Cakes provides directions for a variety of theme cakes, including creations shaped like a butterfly, a house, and a rainbow. School Library Journal reviewer Carolyn Jenks remarked that the volume is "just the book for playful bakers." A companion work, Bake and Make Amazing Cookies, was described as a "dandy choice for beginning cooks" by Karen McKinnon in Resource Links.

The 1999 biography Alexander Graham Bell looks at the inventor of the telephone. MacLeod discusses several little-known aspects of Bell's life, including his experiments with flight and his fascination with the Mohawk Indian tribe. Booklist critic Carolyn Phelan noted that "the text reads well, and the extended captions offer interesting facts." The author of the celebrated children's book Anne of Green Gables is the subject of MacLeod's 2001 biography Lucy Maud Montgomery. Readers will learn that Montgomery "had much in common with her fictitious heroine," observed a reviewer in Publishers Weekly.

MacLeod continues her series of biographical works with The Wright Brothers: A Flying Start, published in 2002. Using archival photographs and reproductions of historical documents, she presents an introduction to the men who made the first controlled, sustained flight. School Library Journal contributor Barbara Buckley stated that few books on the Wright Brothers "can rival this one for clarity of text and variety of illustration." Alfred Einstein: A Life of Genius surveys the life of the great physicist, touching on his early career as an assistant in a Swiss patent office, his landmark scientific discoveries, and his efforts for international peace following World War II. "The lively mix of text, sidebars, photographs, newspaper excerpts, equations, and Einstein's handwritten notes adds up to a format inviting browsing and offering much information to closer readers," wrote a critic in Kirkus Reviews. MacLeod profiles two famous women in Helen Keller: A Determined Life and Marie Curie: A Brilliant Life, both published in 2004. In her work about Keller, "America's First Lady of Courage," MacLeod includes both familiar and little-known events from her subject's life, "smoothly integrated to reveal the struggle, the sadness, and the success Keller experienced over the years," observed Booklist reviewer Stephanie Zvirin. In Marie Curie MacLeod focuses on the Nobel Prize winner who discovered the elements polonium and radium. Carolyn Cutt, writing in Resource Links, dubbed MacLeod's biography of one of the world's most noted female scientists "excellent and informative."

MacLeod commented on her career to SATA: "There are two things that I really like about writing for kids. One is that I get to investigate lots of different topics. The other is that I think wirting for kids is a challenge. They ask really interesting and difficult questions.

"The ideas for my books come from newspapers, Web sites, books, things friends say, the Internet, questions kids ask me when I visit their schools, the radio, TV, magazineslots of places.

"I read books, magazines, newspapers, and the Internet to gather information. These are also all good ways to find experts who can answer any questions I have. I'm always amazed at how willing people are to spend time helping me understand a topic.

"If you think you might like to become a writer, it's a good idea to read a lot and write a lot. If you want to show someone your writing, then do itbut you don't have to. And if the person who reads your writing suggests changes, only make them if you want to. Try writing lots of different thingspoems, stories, articlesto figure out what you like writing most."

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Appleseeds, December, 2002, Sheila Wilensky, review of The Wright Brothers: A Flying Start, p. 29.

Booklist, December 1, 1998, Shelley Townsend-Hudson, review of Bake It and Build It, p. 665; June 1, 1999, Carolyn Phelan, review of Grow It Again, p. 1820; April 1, 2001, Carolyn Phelan, review of Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Writer's Life, p. 1462; September 15, 2001, Roger Leslie, review of To the Top of Everest, p. 215; November 1, 2001, Stephanie Zvirin, review of Gifts to Make and Eat, pp. 472-473; April 1, 2002, Carolyn Phelan, review of The Wright Brothers, p. 1338; March 1, 2003, Ilene Cooper, review of Albert Einstein, p. 1195; March 1, 2004, Stephanie Zvirin, review of Helen Keller: A Determined Life, pp. 1204-1205.

Children's Digest, July, 2000, review of Alexander Graham Bell: An Inventive Life, p. 28.

Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2001, review of What Did Dinosaurs Eat? and Other Things You Want to Know about Dinosaurs, p. 1296; February 15, 2003, review of Albert Einstein, p. 311; August 1, 2004, review of Marie Curie: A Brilliant Life, p. 744.

Publishers Weekly, September 21, 1998, review of I Heard a Little Baa, p. 83; February 26, 2001, review of Lucy Maud Montgomery, p. 88.

Resource Links, June, 1998, review of Dinosaurs: The Fastest, the Fiercest, the Most Amazing, pp. 10-11; October, 1998, review of I Heard a Little Baa, p. 4; April, 1999, review of Bake It and Build It, p. 17; April, 2001, Victoria Pennell, review of Lucy Maud Montgomery, p. 18; June, 2001, Shannon Danylko, review of Bake and Make Amazing Cakes, p. 19; October, 2001, Shannon Danylko, review of What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, p. 27; April, 2002, Victoria Pennell, review of The Wright Brothers, pp. 36-37; April, 2003, Karen McKinnon, review of Albert Einstein, pp. 26-27; April, 2004, Laura Reilly, review of Helen Keller, p. 31, and Victoria Pennell, review of The Kids Book of Great Canadians, pp. 31-32; October, 2004, Karen McKinnon, review of Bake and Make Amazing Cookies, pp. 25-26; December, 2004, Carolyn Cutt, review of Madame Curie, p. 28.

School Library Journal, April, 2001, Kathleen Simonetta, review of Lucy Maud Montgomery, p. 164; June, 2001, Carolyn Jenks, review of Bake and Make Amazing Cakes, p. 139; September, 2001, Be Astengo, review of To the Top of Everest, p. 254; November, 2001, Patricia Manning, review of What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, p. 147; February, 2002, Augusta R. Malvagno, review of Gifts to Make and Eat, pp. 147-148; July, 2002, Barbara Buckley, review of The Wright Brothers, p. 138; May, 2003, Anne Chapman Callaghan, review of Albert Einstein, p. 174; May, 2004, Donna Cardon, review of Helen Keller, p. 134; November, 2004, Susan Lissim, review of Marie Curie, p. 169.

ONLINE

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers Web site, http://www.canscaip.org/ (February 1, 2005), "Elizabeth MacLeod."

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