Kaner, Etta 1947-

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Kaner, Etta 1947-

PERSONAL:

Born October 17, 1947; daughter of Meilech (a fur cutter) and Sally (a homemaker) Kaner; married David Nitkin (an ethicist), September 13, 1970; children: two daughters. Education: University of Toronto, B.A. (hons.), 1970; University of Wisconsin, M.A., 1972. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, gardening, dancing.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Toronto, Ontario, Canada. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

Peel Board of Education, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, teacher, 1972—, most recently working with children who have learning disabilities. Workshop presenter.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Science in Society Award, 1994, for Bridges; Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, 1995, for Towers and Tunnels; Henry Bergh Award, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 2002, for Animal Talk: How Animals Communicate.

WRITINGS:

FOR CHILDREN

Balloon Science, illustrated by Louise Phillips, Addison-Wesley (Reading, MA), 1989.

I Am Not Jenny, Groundwood Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991.

Sound Science, illustrated by Louise Phillips, Addison-Wesley (Reading, MA), 1991.

Bridges, illustrated by Pat Cupples, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1995.

Towers and Tunnels, illustrated by Pat Cupples, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). 1995.

Animal Defenses: How Animals Protect Themselves, illustrated by Pat Stephens, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1999.

Animals at Work: How Animals Build, Dig, Fish, and Trap, illustrated by Pat Stephens, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Animal Talk: How Animals Communicate through Sight, Sound, and Smell, illustrated by Greg Douglas, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2002.

Animal Groups: How Animals Live Together, illustrated by Pat Stephens, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2003.

Animals Migrating: How, When, Where, and Why Animals Migrate, illustrated by Pat Stephens, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2005.

Who Likes the Wind?, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

Who Likes the Snow?, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

Who Likes the Rain?, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

Who Likes the Sun?, Kids Can Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2007.

FOR TEACHERS

(Coauthor) The Class That Reads, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2001.

Word Catchers for Reading and Spelling, Linguisystems (East Moline, IL), 2004.

More Word Catchers for Reading and Spelling, Linguisystems (East Moline, IL), 2004.

Creator of curriculum materials. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to Quill & Quire.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, April 15, 1999, Carolyn Phelan, review of Animal Defenses: How Animals Protect Themselves, p. 1533; April 15, 2002, Hazel Rochman, review of Animal Talk: How Animals Communicate through Sight, Sound, and Smell, p. 1397; April 15, 2005, Hazel Rochman, review of Animals Migrating: How, When, Where, and Why Animals Migrate, p. 1452.

Canadian Materials, March, 1990, Eve Williams, review of Balloon Science, p. 70; September, 1994, Brenda Partridge, review of Bridges, pp. 136-137.

Hungry Mind Review, summer, 1999, Ralph Blythe, review of Animal Defenses, p. 44.

Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2005, review of Animals Migrating, p. 354.

Quill & Quire, May, 1994, Martin Dowding, review of Bridges, p. 36; May, 1995, Phyllis Simon, review of Towers and Tunnels, p. 50.

Resource Links, June, 1999, review of Animal Defenses, p. 16; October, 2001, Shannon Danylko, review of Animals at Work: How Animals Build, Dig, Fish, and Trap, p. 25; April, 2002, Karen MacKinnon, review of Animal Talk, p. 35; April, 2004, Karen MacKinnon, review of Animal Groups: How Animals Live Together, p. 30; June, 2005, Karen MacKinnon, review of Animals Migrating, p. 25.

School Library Journal, June, 1992, Tina Smith Entwistle, review of Sound Science, p. 133; June, 1999, Arwen Marshall, review of Animal Defenses, p. 116; October, 2001, Cathie E. Bashaw, review of Animals at Work, p. 142; July, 2002, Catherine Threadgill, review of Animal Talk, p. 108; September, 2005, Patricia Manning, review of Animals Migrating, p. 225.