#Kidlit4Japan Auction #73 from Gail Langer Karwoski

Auction #73: nonfiction book for middle grades readers that explains deadly tsunamis from Gail Langer Karwoski

Image provided by donorDescription: The book, Tsunami the True Story of an April Fool’s Day Disaster, focuses on the tsunami that washed into a schoolyard in Hawaii, in 1946. Through eyewitness accounts written by survivors at the school and in the nearby city of Hilo, middle grade readers share the experience of a deadly tsunami. Other chapters review deadly tsunamis throughout history, the causes of these natural disasters, and how the warning system works to save lives. The Pacific Tsunami Warning System was developed in response to the 1946 “tsunami in the schoolyard.”

Estimated Value: $17.95 X 2 winners
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 9:00AM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 9:00AM EDT

Bio: Gail is the author of 9 children’s books – historical novels and nonfiction, as well as nature-focused picture books. Gail has enjoyed a long friendship with a Japanese exchange family in Tokyo, as well as other friends in Nagoya.

Author Gail Langer Karwoski’s Website: http://www.gailkarwoski.com

Auction Terms:

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About Greg R. Fishbone

Greg R. Fishbone is the author of galactic fiction for young readers including the GALAXY GAMES series from Tu Books @ Lee & Low Books. Check out his website at gfishbone.com
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4 Responses to #Kidlit4Japan Auction #73 from Gail Langer Karwoski

  1. This is bound to be important for school libraries, classrooms & families, especially now.
    I’d like to start @ $20.
    many thanks!

  2. Lisa H says:


  3. WINNERS: Jan and Lisa win with bids of $20 and $25 respectively! Congratulations on your winning bids. I will be in touch by email with instructions for making and verifying the UNICEF donation.

  4. Yay!
    Pleased to know that I’m one of the winners.
    It’s especially sweet following the great connection to you & your wonderful titles this yr., at Southern Breeze/SCBWI.
    many thanks,
    Jan Godown Annino

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