#Kidlit4Japan Auction #109 from April Halprin Wayland

Auction #109: signed copy of award-winning novel-in-poems, GIRL COMING IN FOR A LANDING from April Halprin Wayland

Image provided by donorDescription: A signed, hardcover, first edition! This book traces the excitement and anguish of a young woman on the verge of adolescence who writes poetry. Afterward includes specific suggestions for writing and submitting poetry. Each of the 120 poems is illustrated in black and white collage by Elaine Clayton.

  • Winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Award for Children’s Poetry
  • Winner of the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry
  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Nominated as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • Nominated for 2003 ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
  • Ranked #2 in Kidzworld’s TOP READS
  • a Spectrum Chldren’s Book Club GOOD READ!

Estimated Value: $25 times 3 winners
Auction Begins: Thursday 4/7 @ 1:00PM EDT
Auction Ends: Tuesday 4/12 @ 1:00PM EDT

Bio: April Halprin Wayland is a farmer turned folk musician turned author and poet.
Her newest book, NEW YEAR AT THE PIER—A Rosh Hashanah Story won the Sydney Taylor Gold Medal for the best Jewish Children’s Picture Book of the Year, awarded by the Association of Jewish Libraries.
Her work has been called “dazzling”, “honest, heartfelt, poignant”, and “utterly fresh and winning”. Her critically acclaimed novel in poems, Girl Coming in for a Landing, her picture books, and her poetry have garnered numerous awards including the Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Award for Children’s Poetry, the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry, and MommyCare’s Book of the Year.
Every April, which is Poetry Month, she posts an original poem a day here: http://www.aprilwayland.com/poetry/blog
She’s been an instructor in UCLA Extension’s Writers Program for over a decade and teaches workshops in schools all over the world. She lives near the beach in Southern California.
Her blog is: http://www.teachingauthors.com ~ six authors who also teach writing…find writing activities, author interviews and more here

Author April Halprin Wayland’s Website: http://www.aprilwayland.com

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4 Responses to #Kidlit4Japan Auction #109 from April Halprin Wayland

  1. scott (the other one) says:


  2. WINNER: We have three winners! I’ll be sending instructions and information under separate cover. Congrats!

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