#Kidlit4Japan Auction #104 from Lee Wardlaw

Auction #104: Get Your Paws on an Autographed Book! from Lee Wardlaw

Description: Copy of the picture/poetry book Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku (Holt, ages 5 and up) autographed by author Lee Wardlaw and illustrator Eugene Yelchin; Won Ton book bag; Won Ton T-shirt; stickers, bookmarks and toy mice for your kitties.

Estimated Value: $60
Reserve Bid: $25
Auction Begins: Wednesday 4/6 @ 4:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Monday 4/11 @ 4:00PM EDT

Bio: Lee Wardlaw’s first spoken word was ‘kitty’. Since then, she’s shared her home with over two-dozen cats and published more than two-dozen award-winning books for children and young adults, including 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents, 101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher, Tales of Grandpa Cat and Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku. Lee lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her husband, teenage son, and three shelter cats.

Author Lee Wardlaw’s Website: http://www.leewardlaw.com

Auction Terms:

  • Bid by posting a comment with your bid amount; anonymous bidding is not allowed.
  • Do not bid unless you intend to pay that amount to a designated charity organization.
  • Bids are in U.S. Dollars.
  • Bids under $50 must be at least $1 more than the previous bid; bids from $50 to under $100 must be at least $2 more than the previous bid; bids of $100 or more must be at least $5 more than the previous bid. Overbids are encouraged.
  • Highest bid before the end of the auction wins; if the highest bid is less than the reserve amount, the auction is extended until the reserve amount is reached; if no reserve amount is stated, the reserve amount is 50% of the item’s estimated value.
  • Winning bid is not final until the winning bidder is notified by email. Winning bidder must donate the winning bid amount to a designated charity organization and provide a copy of the receipt within three days of notification.
  • For physical items, unless otherwise noted, donor pays standard shipping within the U.S.; winning bidder pays for express shipping or for shipping outside the U.S.
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17 Responses to #Kidlit4Japan Auction #104 from Lee Wardlaw

  1. Diane Mayr says:

    With the pot sweetened by the addition of mice for my cats, I couldn’t resist. $25. to start it off.

  2. Jed Barish says:

    My Cats are BETTER than your cats! My cats have University degrees! My Cats drive expensive European sports cars! My Cats have claws and they’re not afraid to use them!

    $35.00

  3. Maria Gianferrari says:

    I love Won Ton–it’s so engaging, and with the addition of the other goodies, it’s a steal!
    $40.00

  4. Tricia says:

    Damn! I was hoping I wouldn’t know any of the other bidders!

    I don’t own a cat, but I love me some poetry. I bid $50.00!

  5. Jed Barish says:

    Ha ha. Own a Cat? It’s the other way around.

    My 3 owners, Bellis “Fang” Kovach, PuBare Scherezade and Bugaboo are just now putting the finishing touches on their teleportation device. T-Port Inc. will be coming unexpectedly soon to a neighborhood near you.

    $55.00

  6. $56.00, because all I’ve got are pet fish!

  7. Jed Barish says:

    That’s it? You’re all giving up? No bidding war? I’m gonna get all this loot for $65.00?

    Those Japanese Cats are counting on us…..

  8. Maria Gianferrari says:

    $80.00

  9. Jed Barish says:

    You go Maria! Thanks for stepping up to the litter box! Say hi to the fishies for us.

    Jed & The Three Meows

    $90.00

  10. Lee Wardlaw says:

    Looks like Jed & The Three Meows has won! Congratulations and best fishes, Jed!
    And thanks much to everyone for bidding. $90 – – me-wow! I’m honored…and glad the $$ will do some good. 🙂 ~Lee

  11. WINNER: Jed and The Three Meows win with a bid of $90! I’ll be sending instructions and information under separate cover. Congrats!

    EDIT: Oops! I didn’t check the times. Jed’s bid came in after the buzzer. Maria has the winning bid with $80.

    • Edit: Maria G. is the winner of this item. Sorry, Three Meows.

      • Jed Barish says:

        Yes, I agree. Maria cleverly bid at 3:59 and I failed to notice the closing time.

        Ms. Wardlaw, would you consider going beyond the call of duty. I’ll offer $100.00 for a duplicate set. Just a thought, it was a pleasure to be in on this auction and I’m thrilled for Maria’s fish to have something new to read and play with.

  12. Lee Wardlaw says:

    Very generous, Jed! And I’m sorry I jumped the gun with my note about you being the winner. I, too, didn’t notice the clock…

    I’m not sure I have another T-shirt to make a complete duplicate set. HOWEVER…my husband Craig and I are winemakers; we own Jaffurs Wine Cellars in Santa Barbara,
    CA. Craig has said that instead of the T-shirt, he’ll donate a bottle of our 2008 SB County Jaffurs Syrah, which received 94 points from the Wine Spectator magazine. (That’s the equivalent of getting a starred review in Kirkus.) Interested?

    • Jed Barish says:

      That’s very generous but unnecessary. Wine is too expensive to ship. I’ll be happy enough with a copy of the book dedicated to Jed & The Three Meows, PuBare, Bellis and Bugaboo. I’ll enjoy the book bag as well and toy mice, I just love toy mice! I carry them around in my teeth and make them false promises. The Meows will read the book and report back to me with any errors or omissions.

      So, we have a deal? Just say yes! and I’ll get that donation made and email to Greg. Thanks!

      Jed

  13. Lee Wardlaw says:

    It’s a deal, Jed! But only if the Three Meows let me know what they think of the book.
    =^..^=

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