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Kate Messner is an award-winning author, TED 2012 speaker, and former middle school English teacher. Her books for kids include THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z.,SUGAR AND ICE, and EYE OF THE STORM (Walker/Bloomsbury Dec. 2010) the MARTY MCGUIRE series (Scholastic), SEA MONSTER'S FIRST DAY, and OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW (Chronicle, Books). Kate also wrote SPITFIRE and CHAMPLAIN AND THE SILENT ONE, both Lake Champlain historical novels published by North Country Books.

Kate lives with her family on Lake Champlain, where she loves to read, write, hike, swing on birch trees, and eat chocolate. She also hangs out in various places online.
Visit Kate's website: http://www.katemessner.com

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I have had a great interest in the game of pool since my early childhood. Growing up in local neighborhood bars and bowling alleys my parents frequented. I took a fast and keen interest to the game. It's a game which anyone man who wants to apply themselves can become a bit a shark with their friends. I never had aspirations to go pro but I have won a few friendly bets with my girlfriends and f... Read more of this blog post »
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All the Answers by Kate Messner
"I can never resist middle grade fiction with hints of magical realism, so Kate Messner's All The Answers has totally been on my must-read list for awhile now.

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Delightfully creepy, this is a novel that honors the tradition of darkness in the original Grimm fairy tales. Hand this to kids who ask for a good scary story.
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“I love early snow now, though. Especially snow that happens when you least expect it and just sprinkles down for a while. It feels like a secret.”
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“It's a gray morning. A roll-over-and-snuggle-deeper-in-the-covers morning.”
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message 14: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me! I have added several of your books to my TBR pile for the summer. All #nerdyclub members sing your praises, so I already know you're a great author! :> I can't wait to go on a Kate Messner reading adventure :)


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Steven Stickler Thanks for being my friend!


message 12: by Linda

Linda Atnip Thanks for accepting my friendship. It's good to connect with another children's book author.

Best wishes,

Linda


Jennifer Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 10: by Kate

Kate Bella wrote: "i think we should have Laurie Halse Anderson in for a skyp thing, i think me ayanna and dianna would LOVE that!!!"

I've Skyped with Laurie with classes before (and she's incredible!) but right now, she's not booking Skype visits, according to her website.


message 9: by Bella

Bella i think we should have Laurie Halse Anderson in for a skyp thing, i think me ayanna and dianna would LOVE that!!!


Jackie I can't believe you're leaving stafford!!!


Kathleen Thanks for adding me as a friend.


message 6: by Kate

Kate Kimmy wrote: "Just thought I should let you know that I finally got around to buying "The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z." I would've gotten to the book sooner because it sounds right up my alley, but my bookstores ..."

So glad you were able find Gianna Z. I hope you enjoy it!

~Kate


message 5: by Kim

Kim B. Just thought I should let you know that I finally got around to buying "The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z." I would've gotten to the book sooner because it sounds right up my alley, but my bookstores sold out of it pretty quickly and none of my local libraries carry it. As soon as I read it I'll post a review and tell you what I thought about it. :)


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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Erin Kate! Hello! :)


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