Evanston Public Library Friends – Evanston Public Library
Auction Ends: Jun 2, 2010 11:59 PM CDT

Outings with Authors!

Lunch with Kathryn Lasky... for your child AND you!!

Item Number
Estimated Value
$250 USD
Opening Bid
$100 USD

Item Description


Kids, Food, an Author. . . and Pig Latin?!!

What do all of these things have in common?!!

Lunch, Giggles and Guffaws with funny gal Kathryn Lasky, author of Guardians of Ga'Hoole series and so much more...!!

Growing up on the ‘prairie’ (which she says sounds better than growing up in the flatlands of Indiana), she spent her childhood playing pirates, flying through the treetops on a homemade trapeze, trying to perfect Pig Latin from her sister, dressing up her dog, and playing hide and seek.  School wasn’t her favorite thing and the teachers were “creakingly old ladies with baggy stockings”, none of whom thought she was particularly bright…

Her humor is infectious, and her perspective on life and the day to day happenings make you realize that the child with a ton of imagination, lots of energy, and frustrated by school is just a miniature version of the author!

As a mom, she encourages her children to work hard, pursue interesting things, explore their passions, and to enjoy the little moments that make you… YOU!  She loves to see it in those around her as well  --  and even has an entire webpage covered with reader artwork.  It looks a little like your refrigerator door!

Maybe your child is a budding best-selling author, or perhaps so full of ideas and energy that school has become a virtual punishment -- or maybe your child simply enjoys Pig Latin, silly childhood stories, and giggles…

Come, have lunch with us.  Enjoy yourself  -- and watch your child have a ball, too!

  • What?              Lunch for 1 child (ages 10+) and one adult companion
  • When?             Fall or early Winter of 2010 (most likely in mid-November)
  • Where?           Chicagoland; fun venue to be determined
  • Why?               Why Not?!!  (ok, ok!  Because it is cool for kids to see adults that have done amazing things, even if they weren’t the smartest, coolest, most talented, best looking, nicest, weirdest, fastest, slowest, tallest, shortest…  you get the picture!  Better yet, they will have fun and YOU will enjoy it, too)
  • How?               Bid.  Now!!


Special Instructions


  • The luncheon, hosted by Ms. Lasky will be for a total of 10 people:  5 children, each with one adult companion.
  • This auction item is for ONE CHILD & ONE ADULT only.
  • We will provide contact information and event coordination help at close of auction.

You will find several of these slots under "Coolness for Kids" 


Smithsonian Notable Books for Children list for 2009: One Beetle Too Many

John Burroughs Association Nature Books for Young Readers: The Most Beautiful Roof in the World & John Muir: America's First Environmentalist      

2006 IRA Teachers' Choice: Broken Song

 Boston Globe Horn Book Award: Weaver's Gift

Newbery Honor: Sugaring Time  

ALA Best Book for Young Adults: Beyond the Burning Time

 Winner of the National Jewish Book Award: The Night Journey & Marven of the Great North Woods

New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book: She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!

American Bookseller's Pick of The List: True North

Library of Congress Notable Book 

Parents' Choice Honor Book: The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

Edgar Allen Poe Nominee, Best Children's Mystery of The Year: Alice Rose and Sam  & Double Trouble Squared

 National Academy of Science, Best Book of The Year: Monarchs

The Washington Post / Children's Book Guild Award: for the body of Lasky's non-fiction work

Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children: The Man Who Made Time Travel & John Muir: America's First Environmentalist

Subaru/SB&F Key Award for Science Concepts Nominee

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