#Kidlit4Japan Auction #76 from Margo Sorenson

Auction #76: ALOHA FOR CAROL ANN (Marimba Books 2011) illustrated by Priscilla Garcia Burris, signed by the author from Margo Sorenson

Image provided by donorDescription: ALOHA FOR CAROL ANN
Signed by the author
Illustrated by Priscilla Garcia Burris
Marimba Books, March 2011

Beautiful palm trees, pretty flowers and a warm breeze are all waiting to welcome 8-year-old Carol Ann to her new school in Hawaii. But Carol Ann doesn’t want a new school. She doesn’t want new friends, or palm trees, or a warm breeze. She wants her old friends. She wants her old home. She wants things the way they used to be. How will she remember her new classmates’ names? Who will she play with at recess? How will she ever feel at home in this new place? Then the teacher introduces Carol Ann to the term, “aloha.” She says the little word means “hello,” “welcome,” and a lot more. Carol Ann finds out for herself just how much “aloha” means as she makes a place for herself at her new school.

Estimated Value: $20
Minimum Bid: $25
Auction Begins: Friday 4/1 @ 12:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Wednesday 4/6 @ 12:00PM EDT

Bio: Author of twenty-seven books, Margo Sorenson was born in Washington, DC, and spent the first seven years of her life in Spain and Italy, living where there were few children her age, so books became her friends. She finished her school years in California, graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles. After teaching high school and middle school and raising a family of two daughters, Margo is now a full-time writer, writing primarily for young people of all ages, toddlers through high schoolers. Margo enjoys writing for young readers since she believes they are ready for new ideas and experiences, and they really enjoy “living” the lives of the characters in books. She enjoys meeting with her readers in school and library settings from Minnesota to California and Hawaii.
Besides winning recognition and awards for her books from various groups, including the American Library Association, Margo was invited to donate and archive her working papers with the internationally-known children’s literature collection, the Kerlan Collection, at the University of Minnesota. After having lived in Hawaii, California, and Minnesota, Margo and her husband now live full-time in La Quinta, California. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys visiting her grandchildren, playing golf, reading, watching sports, traveling, and hearing from her readers.

Author Margo Sorenson’s Website: http://www.margosorenson.com

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2 Responses to #Kidlit4Japan Auction #76 from Margo Sorenson

  1. Bonnie Graves says:

    $30.00 bid

  2. WINNER: Bonnie wins with a bid of $30! Congratulations on your winning bid. I will be in touch by email with instructions for making and verifying the UNICEF donation.

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