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Monica Kulling was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She received a BA in creative writing from the University of Victoria. Monica Kulling has published twenty-six fiction and nonfiction books for children, including picture books, poetry, and biographies. She is best known for introducing biography to children just learning to read and has written about Harriet Tubman, Houdini, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Amelia Earhart among others. Monica Kulling lives in Toronto, Canada.  

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book cover All Aboard!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology | 978-1-77049-514-2 (1-77049-514-2) | August 2013 | 8.99

In the second of Tundra's Great Idea Series, biographies for children who are just starting to read, Monica Kulling presents the life of an extraordinary man. There were few opportunities for the son of slaves, but Elijah McCoy's dreams led him to study mechanical engineering in Scotland. He learned everything there...

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book cover All Aboard!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology | 978-0-88776-945-0 (0-88776-945-4) | August 2010 | 19.99

In the second of Tundra's Great Idea series, biographies for children who are just starting to read, Monica Kulling presents the life of an extraordinary man.

There were few opportunities for the son of slaves, but Elijah McCoy's dreams led him to study mechanical engineering in Scotland. He learned everything there was... [read more]

book cover Going Up!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology | 978-1-77049-516-6 (1-77049-516-9) | April 2014 | 8.99

This is the fourth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series of biographies for young readers. The story behind the invention of the elevator is one that all young children can relate to! The previous books in the series have been well reviewed, and this new book will be equally compelling.
 
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book cover Going Up!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology | 978-1-77049-240-0 (1-77049-240-2) | October 2012 | 19.99

This is the fourth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series of biographies for young readers. The story behind the invention of the elevator is one that all young children can relate to! The previous books in the series have been well reviewed, and this new book will be equally compelling.
 
A short... [read more]

book cover In the Bag!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology | 978-1-77049-515-9 (1-77049-515-0) | August 2013 | 8.99

Tundra's Great Idea Series are early-reader biographies. The third book in the series introduces the fascinating Margaret Knight. Known as Mattie, she was different from most American girls living in 1850. She loved to make things with wood and made the best kites and sleds in town. Her father died when...

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book cover In the Bag!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology | 978-1-77049-239-4 (1-77049-239-9) | October 2011 | 19.99

Tundra’s Great Idea Series is comprised of biographies of inventors for early readers. The third book in the series introduces the fascinating Margaret Knight. Known as Mattie, she was different from most American girls living in 1850. She loved to make things with wood and made the best kites and sleds... [read more]

book cover It's a Snap!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology; Juvenile Nonfiction - Curiosities & Wonders | 978-1-77049-513-5 (1-77049-513-4) | August 2013 | 8.99

George Eastman had a new hobby: photography. The year was 1877, and photography was not as easy as you might think. It cost a lot and the equipment was bulky, but George was about to change all that. What he lacked in formal education, George more than made up for in...

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book cover It's a Snap!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Bill Slavin

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology; Juvenile Nonfiction - Curiosities & Wonders | 978-0-88776-881-1 (0-88776-881-4) | August 2009 | 19.99

In 1877 in Rochester, New York, George Eastman couldn’t understand why picture-taking was so difficult. Having left school at fourteen to support his mother and two sisters, George decided to find out by making photography his hobby. He packed up glass plates, a plate holder, a tent, a heavy tripod, a... [read more]

book cover Making Contact!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Richard Rudnicki

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology | 978-1-77049-378-0 (1-77049-378-6) | September 2013 | 19.99

  The fifth book in Tundra's Great Idea Series, Making Contact! tells the story of Guglielmo Marconi, who became the father of wireless communication.

     As a boy, Marconi loved science and invention. Born in 1874 in Bologna, Italy, to a wealthy family, Marconi grew up surrounded by books in his father's library... [read more]

book cover Merci Mister Dash!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Esperanca Melo

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Animals - Dogs; Juvenile Fiction - Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings | 978-0-88776-964-1 (0-88776-964-0) | April 2011 | 19.99

Mr. Dash may not have a pedigree (he can count five different breeds of dogs as family), but from his furry head to his wagging tail, he is a gentleman. His fine manners make him a perfect companion to Madame Croissant. Their life together is graceful and civilized, what with walks... [read more]

book cover Mister Dash and the Cupcake Calamity
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by Esperanca Melo

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Fiction - Animals - Dogs; Juvenile Fiction - Humorous Stories | 978-1-77049-396-4 (1-77049-396-4) | March 2013 | 19.99

Mr. Dash may not have a pedigree (he can count five different breeds of dogs as family), but from his furry head to his wagging tail, he is a gentleman. His fine manners make him a perfect companion to Madame Croissant. Their life together is graceful and civilized, what with walks...

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book cover Spic-and-Span!
Written by Monica Kulling
Illustrated by David Parkins

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Historical; Juvenile Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology | 978-1-77049-380-3 (1-77049-380-8) | August 2014 | 19.99

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