Barbara Garland Polikoff

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General Information

Name: Barbara Garland Polikoff

Pen Name: None

Born: 1929

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Barbara Polikoff has been a long time resident of Highland Park, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Although Barbara is a writer she began her career as a teacher at Von Steuben Public High School, Chicago, IL,in 1951. She also worked at the Chicago Natural History Museum, Chicago,as an associate editor of the museum bulletin,

Published Works

  • My Parrot Eats Baked Beans (Also Photographer), Albert Whitman, 1988
  • James Madison (Biography), Garrett Publishing Company, 1989
  • Herbert C. Hoover, Thirty-first President of the United States (biography), Garrett Publishing Company, 1991
  • Life`s a Funny Proposition, Horatio, Henry Holt, 1999
  • Riding the Wind, Puffin, 1997
  • With One Bold Act, The Story of Jane Adams, Boswell, 1999
  • Why Does the Coqui Sing?, Holiday House, 2004
  • Her Mother's Secret, Allium Press, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

My Parrot Eats Baked Beans: Kids Talk About Their Pets

ISBN: 0807553492
Release Date: 1988-07

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James Madison, 4th President of the United States (Presidents of the United States)

ISBN: 0944483224
Release Date: 1989-05

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Herbert C. Hoover, 31st president of the United States

Release Date: 1991

Life's a Funny Proposition, Horatio

ISBN: 014036644X
Release Date: 1994-03-01

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Riding the Wind

ISBN: 0140384243
Release Date: 1997-02-01

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Her Mother's Secret

ISBN: 0983193878
Release Date: 2012-12-15

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Literary Awards

Carl Sandburg Literary Award (Children`s Literature), Notable Book Citation, ALA.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

Jane Jordan Browne

410 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60605

External Links

Barbara Garland Polikoff on WorldCat

Barbara Garland Polikoff on Amazon


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