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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joan Kalbacken  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- Joan Kalbacken on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Joan Kalbacken lives in the Bloomington Normal area of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joan is a retired teacher. In addition to writing children's books she enjoyes writing poetry.


Distinguished Illinois Author`s Award, Illinois Reading Council, 1994

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ISBN: 0613372794. OCLC Number: 34515275

Rebound by Sagebrush. .

Isle Royale National Park
ISBN: 051620131X. OCLC Number: 34411327

Children's Press,. .

Describes the history, landscape, and wildlife of the oldest, largest, and only island national park in the United States.--Title page verso.

Peacocks and peahens
ISBN: 0516010700. OCLC Number: 30363663

Childrens Press,. .

Describes the characteristics, habits, behavior, and habitats of peacocks and peahens.

Vitamins and minerals
ISBN: 051620758X. OCLC Number: 36647802

Children's Press,. .

Introduces the major vitamins and minerals found in various foods, and discusses them in relation to nutrition and healthy eating.