Author, adventurer, whale detective, pony wrangler, dog musher and all around fun hog, Shelley Gill lives her books! Shelley is the author of several children's books, including Alaska, Hawai'i, and Sitka Rose.
Shelley was previously an editor at Alaska Woman magazine, and also worked as a reporter, editor, and publisher for the Frontiersman and Valley Sun newspapers in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Shelley lives with her family on a ridge above Kachemak Bay in Homer, Alaska.
To learn more, visit Shelley's website, or read her blog.
By author: Shelley GillIllustrated by: Ann Barrow ISBN: 978-1-57091-667-0
Ages: 5 - 8
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Kye's thoughts and dreams are full of whales and whale facts. But Kye wants more than just facts, she wants her dream: to swim with a blue whale. With her mother's help, she just might get her wish.
"The possibility of an ordinary child living out such a grand dream makes for a nice adventure story, and the book adeptly blends considerable information about whales into the telling. Children will enjoy the package for personal reading, and it should find good use in classrooms as well."
— School Library Journal
By author: Shelley GillIllustrated by: Scott Goto ISBN: 978-0-88106-296-0
Ages: 7 - 10
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Patrick takes readers on a tour of Hawaii as he and his dad kayak, hike, and drive around the Aloha State. Readers learn historical, natural science, and cultural information as well as some Hawaiian words and fun facts. Bold art details the landscape and people of this island paradise.
"Gill is best known for her warm and wonderful books about Alaska. She succeeds equally well in a new climate. A lovely and lively introduction." — School Library Jounral
This tall tale introduces readers to Rose who hails from Sitka Sound. In her search for adventure she rides a whale to Nome, pans for gold, races in the Alaska Sweepstakes with a team of wolverines, and becomes a legend in the process.
A raise in allowance gives a young girl a whole dollar to spend, but what should she buy? Ten gummy bears? A funny stuffed bunny? The choices are overwhelming, and the shopkeepers are eager to relieve the narrator of her cash. After solving money math problems, the narrator learns that the power of money can lie in preserving its many possibilities.