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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joan Kalbacken  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; 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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Peacocks and Peahens (New True Books)
ISBN: 0516410709

Childrens Pr. 1995

Introduces the various types of peacocks and peahens, surveys their history, describes their life cycle and behavior, and discusses the dangers they face and their relationship with humans

ISBN: 0613372794

Rebound By Sagebrush. 2001

Sheepskin and Morning Star
ISBN: 1560025271

Univ Editions. 1996

Isle Royale National Park (True Books: National Parks (Sagebrush))
ISBN: 0613390334

San Val. 1997

The Food Pyramid (True Books: Food and Nutrition)
ISBN: 0606228977

Demco Media. 2002

Introduces the food pyramid, describing each level in detail, and discusses nutrition, serving sizes, snacking, and the benefits of healthy eating

Vitamins and Minerals (True Books: Food and Nutrition)
ISBN: 0613375785

San Val. 1998

Food Safety (True Books: Food & Nutrition)
ISBN: 0606228969

Demco Media. 2002

Discusses various health concerns related to the foods we eat and tells how to avoid them


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

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