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Janet Halfmann's "Star of the Sea" Wins Wisconsin Writers Children's Literature Award


Janet Halfmann has won the Wisconsin Writers Children’s Literature Award for her picture book, “Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish.” The Council for Wisconsin Writers announced the award March 22. Halfmann was inspired to write “Star of the Sea” because of her long-time fascination with sea stars. The book's illustrations are by Joan Paley and the publisher is Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano.

South Milwaukee, WI, March 25, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Janet Halfmann has won the Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award for her nonfiction picture book, “Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish.”

The Council for Wisconsin Writers announced the award March 22. Awards were decided by out-of-state judges and will be presented at a May 12 Awards Luncheon. Halfmann is one of eight Wisconsin winners in various categories.

Halfmann was inspired to write “Star of the Sea” because of her long-time fascination with sea stars. The book's illustrations are by Joan Paley, using collage art. The publisher is Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano.

Halfmann is the award-winning author of 35 children’s books. Other recent titles include “Home in the Cave;” “Fur and Feathers;” “Good Night, Little Sea Otter;” “Little Skink’s Tail;” and “Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story.”

Before becoming a children’s author, Halfmann was a daily newspaper reporter, a children’s magazine editor, and a creator of coloring and activity books for Golden Books. Halfmann grew up on a farm in Michigan and now lives in South Milwaukee, WI.

More about the winners is at the Council for Wisconsin Writers website atwww.wiswriters.org. CWW is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 to promote awareness of Wisconsin’s literary heritage.
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