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"I just wanted to say thanks for the workshop. Still undecided about how to proceed with my writing “career” but you helped me think about additional possibilities."

"Ms. Hen, it was delightful to meet you at Saranac's Girls Night Out event at our library. My daughter Amelia quickly devoured Book One of her new Lottie Gunderson books and loved it. I'm sure she will be moving to the next book soon. Thank you for introducing her to Lottie - what great books!"

 "I won a set of your books at a charity auction and had just given to my 9yr old daughter, Molly, for Hanukah. She has been reading the book aloud to me and loves the main character and some of her 'explorative mischievousness'. While she did not swallow a dime, my daughter did see what scientifically happens with moms earrings and a light socket. My Molly loves science like Lottie and has laughed at the books honest kid humor. She relates and I wanted to pass on our thanks."

" Hi Ms Hen!  I just got your first book and finished it this morning.  It is so fun!  I love Lottie and I look forward to sharing her with my students.    I am an elementary library supervisor. I look forward to continuing adventures with Lottie and Beezee and their friends.  Thanks for sharing your talent with us."


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Lottie Gunderson Girl Scientist
is a series of early reader chapter books that entertain and educate boys and girls grades 1-4.



Book 1: Lucky Lottie $8

"Oh, my gosh!  I swallowed my lucky dime!"

Lottie learns about digestion

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Book 2: Spotty Lottie $8

 "I do love Whippy Dip and art class.  I decide to try really hard not to think about going to the doctor and maybe losing my spot."

Lottie has minor surgery.

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Book 3: Rocky Lottie $8

"That's it!  I'll do my Michigan project about the Petoskey stone!"

Lottie learns about Michigan.

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Book 4:  Lakey Lottie $8

"You can't snuggle with a goldfish.  I want a not-wet pet."

Lottie learns about pets and the life-cycle. 

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Non-fiction titles by Ms. Hen

 

John Ball  $10

Biography of one of the remarkable founders of Grand Rapids.  You've climbed on his statue, now read about the man in this illustrated biography.  His experiences will remind you of Forrest Gump -- he went everywhere and did everything. 

 

Let's Explore Mackinac Island $10 

Mackinac Island is famous around the world as a place for fun, fudge, horses, a gigantic hotel, and beauty.  The location of the island was also important in the shaping of the U.S. This illustrated book gives an easy to follow history of the area, a bit of a scavenger hunt for visitors,  a pictorial tour that can also be used as a walking tour, a quiz, and handy travel tips.  This book is a useful and informative resource for teachers, parents, grandparents, and children who are interested in the magical Mackinac Island.

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ABOUT MS. HEN:

Amy Henrickson has had a life-long love affair with words, paper, and books.  Feeding her affection, she began writing in earnest during the summer of 2009 when she first attended the Iowa Summer Writing Festival.  Since then, she has made the pilgrimage to Iowa every summer to commune with the writing tribe and has published four early reader chapter books about Lottie Gunderson, Girl Scientist:  Lucky Lottie,  Spotty Lottie, Rocky Lottie, and Lakey Lottie. She has also written essays, short stories and poetry and has most recently had a poem, "Once,"  published in Imagine This:  An Artprize Anthology. Her non-fiction debut is a middle-grade biography about John Ball who is known in western Michigan for his namesake, the John Ball Zoo, and her most recent non-fiction book is Let's Explore Mackinac Island.  Ms.Hen bravely left her job as a school library supervisor to pursue writing full-time and is eager to connect with readers and other writers

 

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A special Thank You to Abby Bedford for her help with setting up this website! 


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Full of information, photos, travel tips, a timeline and includes a quiz and a bit of a scavenger hunt.  If you love the island, you'll want to learn all about it.  $10 on www.lulu.com or contact Ms.Hen:

mshenspen@gmail.com

 

 

 

SPECIAL SALE ON LOTTIE BOOKS

BEFORE THEY GO INTO THEIR SECOND PRINTING (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

SET OF 4 LOTTIE BOOKS $30 INCLUDES SHIPPING 

INDIVIDUAL TITLES $8, INCLUDES SHIPPING

Email: MsHensPen@gmail.com to order

 

 

 

Fulton Street Artisan's Market:  Summer 2015

 

 

 

JOHN BALL ZOO gift shop BOOK SIGNING

Saturday, June 13, 2015 

SIGNED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE ZOO SHOP.  

 

 

 

 A young reader at Big Rapids' AUTHORPALOOZA in June 2015, eager to get started on her Lottie book. 

   

 

 

 

If you grew up in Western Michigan, you have climbed on this bronze statue at the John Ball Zoo,  but did you ever wonder about who John Ball was?  You'll be amazed to learn about his remarkable, adventurous life.  Read this illustrated middle-grade (and up) biography, and you'll never look at his statue in the same way again.

61pp.  Non-fiction Biography with Michigan focus  

Available by contacting Ms. Hen mshenspen@gmail.com

or on Amazon.com and Lulu.com

  

 

 

 

Author visit Spring 2015.  What a nice and fun group of people!

 

 

 

Selling and signing books at the Women's Expo in Grand Rapids.  Spring 2015

 

E-BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT!

 

All four Lottie Gunderson, Girl Scientist books are now available as ebooks!  You can immediately download Lucky Lottie, Spotty Lottie, Rocky Lottie, and Lakey Lottie on Lulu.com.  Only $2.99 per book. Print copies (with illustrations) are also available on Lulu and Amazon. Tell your friends! Please share!
Purchase  ebook versions of Lucky Lottie,  Spotty Lottie, Rocky Lottie, and Lakey Lottie on www.lulu.com and on www.amazon.com

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu. 

 

 

BOOK SIGNING!  

The book signing event at Kent District Library Grandville Branch on October 2, 2012 was great fun.

Thank you to Kris and Patrice and everyone who attended.