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Greetings from FLORIDA (as those postcards say) . My specialty is writing creative non-fiction & fiction for children. My published books include two family books - an eco-tourism travel guide & also a collection of 13 stories about famous animals published in 2008. My publisher for those books & two others is The Globe Pequot Press. My interest in history, women & trailblazers of many culture... More
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11/6/2014Appreciations (4 Comments )
November evokes warm good feelings and smiles. It’s my anniversary month with my hubby who made my heart melt because he was game enough to put on a silly wig and dress up with me for Halloween with friends who also did the favor of dressing... Read the rest of this post
11/3/2014First Peoples Month (4 Comments )
First Peoples Month If you are around young readers who could benefit from some myth-busting about the heritage & culture of North America’s first peoples – and isn’t that every kiddo? – I’ve found some accessible, expert... Read the rest of this post
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1. She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader ...
    Author: JG ANNINO
    Illustrator: Lisa Desimini
    Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
Ages 4-8 03/09/2010
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2. Florida's Famous Animals: True Stories Of Sunset Sam The Dolphin, Snooty...
    Author: JG ANNINO, Jan Godown Annino
    Illustrator: multiple photographic illustrations
    Publisher: Globe Pequot
Ages 4-8 02/12/2008
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3. The South Atlantic Coast and Piedmont: A Literary Field Guide (Hardcover)
    Author: Sara St. Antoine
    Publisher: Milkweed Editions
Ages 9-12 10/10/2004
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1. She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader ...
    Author: JG ANNINO
    Illustrator: Lisa Desimini
    Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
Ages 4-8 11/23/2009
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Jan Godown said: WITH AN AFTERWORD LETTER WRITTEN TO CHILDREN FROM MOSES JUMPER, JR.
tags: I wrote , WOMENS STUDIES , NATURE , SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA
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2. A Children's Almanac of Words at Play (Paperback)
    Author: Willard R. Espy
    Publisher: Clarkson Potter
N/A 4/24/2008
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Jan Godown said: a lively cover when you find it word fun for every day poems, word origins, thurber line line drawings, palindromes & such word folk stuff
tags: word games
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3. If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit (Paperback)
    Author: Brenda Ueland
    Publisher: Graywolf Press
N/A 4/24/2008
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Jan Godown said: anything by Brenda Ueland, if you are writing. look for Strength to Your Sword Arm isbn 0930100506 from Holy Cow Press Duluth MN
tags: Brenda Ueland Strength to Your Sword Arm writing advice
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4. On Writing (Mass Market Paperback)
    Author: Stephen King
    Publisher: Pocket
N/A 4/24/2008
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Jan Godown said: Short course in always thinking of the reader, first. This is for a writer in any genre, including the family memoir, class bulletin or blockbuster novel.
tags: writing advice
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Comment by Lenita Joe on 5/9/2010 at 2:10 AM:
Thank you for participating in our YAC. Thanks also for the great article and pictures about our library and the conference pictures.
Comment by Freya R on 6/22/2009 at 4:46 AM:
Hi JG
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Comment by M.R. Street on 1/24/2009 at 2:41 PM:
Thanks for the link to the Red Room, JG!
--M.R. :-)
Comment by Debra Katz on 1/23/2009 at 3:38 PM:
Hi Jan,
Glad to have you as my friend! I am still getting familiar with the site, but am enjoying 'looking around.'
Comment by Jan Godown Annino on 1/3/2009 at 6:05 AM:
Thanks for your thoughtfulness in the offline note, too. Yup, a creative way to say the Island of Manhattan & ditto, same refers to all the boroughs.
The Lincoln Center site you mention & the one in the Bronx are each, lovely.
HNY 2009 Linda.

Comment by Linda Trice on 12/26/2008 at 6:50 PM:
Are you still in FL or have you returned home to NY/NJ?
Linda
Comment by London Ladd on 10/7/2008 at 8:12 AM:
Thanks for the friendship
Comment by Jan Godown Annino on 10/6/2008 at 8:46 AM:
Plan a trip here when you are settled!
I'll give you my quick tour of literary sites,
all kid-friendly &
we have fun museums & a natural zoo..
Comment by Mary Ann Scott on 10/6/2008 at 8:18 AM:
Thanks for the welcome, Jan! And I'll be just an hour and a half away once I actually make the move. By the way, love the "ghost hair" reference!
Comment by Catherine A Gister on 3/13/2008 at 10:45 AM:
Thanks for the encouragement!
Comment by Marta Dorigo on 3/6/2008 at 9:17 AM:
Italian is a tricky language to learn! :-)
Thank you for the suggestion JG, I will surely take a look at the website. It would be wonderful - and I would be honoured - to give a talk about Italian children's literature! Marta
Comment by Dawn Matheson on 3/5/2008 at 8:39 AM:
Hi JG! Thanks for the comment! Yes, we are very fortunate to have Jodee Blanco as an advisor/judge. As a writer, you couldn't have a better mentor. Keep writing!
Comment by Angel Domínguez on 2/29/2008 at 6:06 AM:
Dear J.G.

Your Spanish-English is funny, I understand it very well and as we share our love for sea creatures, the communication will be better indeed.
Comment by Angel Domínguez on 2/29/2008 at 4:35 AM:
Please, change "eel grasses" for "seaweeds"... you see... my English is awful...
Comment by Angel Domínguez on 2/29/2008 at 4:31 AM:
Hi, JG,

Thanks for to invite me as friend.
Due to my love for the sea, and for the lot of books I did on the subject, I have a lot of drawings of fishes, cetaceans and eel grasses, etc... so, if you want some, let me know, please.
I wish you the best with your books.
Angel
Comment by Elizabeth Massie on 2/20/2008 at 7:59 AM:
Hi JG,
Thanks for your note. I wasn't really familiar with the Hollins creative writing program (though I've heard of it), so I just checked it out online. It looks excellent, and something I would enjoy taking part in as a speaker (and it's just down the road a tad!) I'd appreciate it if... more
Comment by S. Brooke on 2/18/2008 at 6:32 AM:
Hi Brownie
I love your flamingoes! Good luck with your next book!
Comment by Jan Godown Annino on 2/17/2008 at 10:18 PM:
~ Florida's Famous Animals is the second book referenced below.
(not Family Fun in Florida) My bad, apologies! ~
Comment by Jan Godown Annino on 2/17/2008 at 9:53 PM:
Am appreciating the comments & good questions.
I
Sanibel - In one of my previous books, Family Fun in Florida, I was able to mention one of my favorite nature sites, the J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Sanctuary. Plus some other sites.
Family Fun in Florida is about individual named ani... more
Comment by Ashley Lucas on 2/16/2008 at 6:56 PM:
Thanks for your comments and I must say, I finally made it to Flordia last year (Sanibel Island) and the animals and plants were amazing! Have you written anything on that location in particular?
Comment by Jan Godown Annino on 2/15/2008 at 6:11 PM:
thanks!
Comment by Eric Hammond on 2/15/2008 at 9:34 AM:
Hello, fellow Floridian.
Welcome, JG, to JacketFlap.

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