Friday, May 1, 2015

25 year Celebration: Galimoto still going strong!

This little book has been in print for 25 years and still going strong!  It grew out of my passion for the children of Malawi, their resourcefulness and perseverance and for the remarkable toys they made.  Toys I saw as works of art made out of discarded scraps and ingenuity.  

Galimoto has made many friends around the world and brought me joy, taught me much and given me tremendous gratification as readers have responded to Kondi and his journey to build a Galimoto.

Help me Celebrate!!!!!!!!!!!!         

In celebration I am offering free books to the first 25 readers to respond.  Share this opportunity with friends, family, neighbors, teachers, librarians and young people, readers everywhere!  Contact me with your name and address at 
or private message me on Face Book.

Read More about Galimoto Here:

Galimoto (Lothrop, 1990) Illustrated by Catherine Stock
--A Reading Rainbow Featured Book--New York Times Book Review - Top Ten Books for Children, Summer Reading Selection--Martin Luther King “Living the Dream”BookAward--ParentsChoiceHonorBook,ParentsChoiceFoundation
“Ms. Williams is a skillful story teller and uses language nimbly...Her text, while precise, is smooth and lyrical--a joy to read aloud. The story's strength is in the subtly stated message that persistence and creativity can make dreams come true in spite of the odds" --Patricia McKissack, New York Times Book Review
”Children from all corners of the world will warm to this tale of a boy's persistence.”
-- Publishers Weekly
“Not only an authentic picture of present-day Africa, this is also an attractive portrayal of self-reliant children who know how to meet their own needs through good-humored bargaining and ingenuity, happily absorbed in imaginative play.” -- Kirkus
”Kondi's perseverance and the pleasure he takes in his accomplishments are just two of the delights of this appealing story.” --The Horn Book Magazine 

Order your free copy NOW!

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