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Karen Patkau is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children. The first book she illustrated was Don’t Eat Spiders by Robert Heidbreder, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Memorial Medal. Several of her other books have also won prizes including the Our Choice Award for Python Play and Dimensional Illustrators Award for her books In the Sea and Seal is Lost. She has written and illustrated two books for children, both about animals: Ringtail and In the Sea. Karen Patkau resides in Toronto.

Here are some of the awards Karen Patkau has won:
-Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 2004...  Read More

http://www.patkauillustration.com/



book cover Creatures Great and Small
Written by Karen Patkau

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals; Juvenile Nonfiction - Concepts - Size & Shape; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-1-77049-309-4 (1-77049-309-3) | February 2012 | 9.99

Join Toronto author and illustrator Karen Patkau as she explores the world of insects, mammals, sea jellies, reptiles, amphibians, birds, crustaceans, arachnids, and mollusks. From extremely large creatures, such as the blue whale, Chinese giant salamander, and goliath tarantula, to extremely small ones, such as the bumblebee bat, dwarf gecko, and... [read more]

book cover Creatures Great and Small
Written by Karen Patkau

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals; Juvenile Nonfiction - Concepts - Size & Shape; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-0-88776-754-8 (0-88776-754-0) | October 2006 | 22.99

Join Toronto author and illustrator Karen Patkau as she explores the world of insects, mammals, sea jellies, reptiles, amphibians, birds, crustaceans, arachnids, and mollusks. From extremely large creatures, such as the blue whale, Chinese giant salamander, and goliath tarantula, to extremely small ones, such as the bumblebee bat, dwarf gecko, and... [read more]

book cover Creatures Yesterday and Today
Written by Karen Patkau
Illustrated by Karen Patkau

Trade Paperback | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Animals; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-1-77049-310-0 (1-77049-310-7) | February 2012 | 9.99

In this lively companion to Creatures Great and Small, author and illustrator Karen Patkau transports the reader to prehistoric times, when many creatures existed that have since disappeared. From the worlds of insects, fish, mammals, sea jellies, reptiles, amphibians, birds, crustaceans, arachnids, and mollusks, she presents living animals and their prehistoric... [read more]

book cover Who Needs a Desert?
Written by Karen Patkau

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology; Juvenile Nonfiction - Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-1-77049-386-5 (1-77049-386-7) | September 2014 | 19.99

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book cover Who Needs a Jungle?
Written by Karen Patkau

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology; Juvenile Nonfiction - Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-0-88776-992-4 (0-88776-992-6) | February 2012 | 19.99

Tundra introduces the first three books in its important new ecosystems series. Each title celebrates the world’s diversity by presenting a different ecosystem: its land and water, its animals and plants. The art is brimming with creatures and ecological features, described in fact-filled notes at the end of each book and... [read more]

book cover Who Needs a Prairie?
Written by Karen Patkau

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology; Juvenile Nonfiction - Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-1-77049-388-9 (1-77049-388-3) | September 2014 | 19.99

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book cover Who Needs a Reef?
Written by Karen Patkau

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology; Juvenile Nonfiction - Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-1-77049-390-2 (1-77049-390-5) | September 2014 | 19.99

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book cover Who Needs a Swamp?
Written by Karen Patkau

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology; Juvenile Nonfiction - Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-0-88776-991-7 (0-88776-991-8) | February 2012 | 19.99

Tundra introduces the first three books in its important new ecosystems series. Each title celebrates the world’s diversity by presenting a different ecosystem: its land and water, its animals and plants. The art is brimming with creatures and ecological features, described in fact-filled notes at the end of each book and... [read more]

book cover Who Needs an Iceberg?
Written by Karen Patkau

Hardcover | Tundra Books | Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology; Juvenile Nonfiction - Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection; Juvenile Nonfiction - Science & Technology - Zoology | 978-0-88776-993-1 (0-88776-993-4) | February 2012 | 19.99

Tundra introduces the first three books in its important new ecosystems series. Each title celebrates the world’s diversity by presenting a different ecosystem: its land and water, its animals and plants. The art is brimming with creatures and ecological features, described in fact-filled notes at the end of each book and... [read more]

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