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Calvin Gets the Last Word  

I'm looking forward to holding in my hands the first copy of
Calvin Gets the Last Word, illustrated by Mike Deas, from Tilbury House (distributed by W. W. Norton).

Calvin’s dictionary is proud to go wherever Calvin goes — the breakfast table, school, baseball practice, and home again — helping Calvin search for the perfect word to describe his super-annoying older brother. After looking all day, Calvin finally finds the word he’s looking for at bedtime. And when he does, the dictionary is as surprised as you will be.

I know you're going to love reading this picture book!

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If you're a teen or adult reader, you'll find intrigue and romance in my new book, Secrets in Translation (Fitzroy Books, October 2018).

What seventeen-year-old girl wouldn't want to return to Italy and meet a handsome, young, Italian university student? For Alessandra, the answer is more complicated—and dangerous.

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It's still too new to have a cover illustration but I can share the title.

Look for Little Calabash, published by Island Heritage Publishing, sometime in 2020! Here's the book description: "It seems as if everyone in the kitchen has an important job to do—everyone except for Little Calabash. But, even though he's little, he wants to be a big help, too!"

The calabash at right is made from monkeypod wood. It was given to me by the Punahou Speech and Debate team when we moved from Hawaii to the Mainland.

Spaghetti Smiles Spaghetti Smiles   Looking for humor?

Jake wants to find the perfect neighbor for his Uncle Rocco's Italian restaurant, but it's not going to be easy!

Picture book fun for ages 4-8.

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Margo recently visited Hale Kula Elementary school in Wahiawa, Hawaii, where School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Michelle Colte hosted the awesome event.
Invite Margo into your classroom or library or meeting for a virtual visit! Click here for more information.
Autographed books
If you would like Margo to sign any of her books, you can contact her via the contact page. She is happy to sign bookplates that you can put into each book, if you send her a self-addressed, stamped envelope, or she is happy to sign the book itself, if you send it to her accompanied by return postage.
Margo's Hawaiian name, Leipua'ala (lasting gifts for children), given to her by a Hawaiian family friend, means a great deal to her.
That friend presented his explanation of my name in this way: "The lei represents the books you create which are gifts for the younger generation. The pua are all the children to whom you dedicate your work. And the fragrance or 'ala is the lasting imagery from your books the children will take with them into adulthood."
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