Meet Lisa Gammon Olson

Lisa Gammon Olson

 I live with my husband Bruce in Coon Valley, WI, where I am the secretary at the Coon Valley Elementary School….a job I adore!  I believe the most important skill we can ever teach our children is “How to be Kind.”  Any kindness we do, no matter how small, has the power to change someone’s life.  Growing up in northern Wisconsin has instilled in me the wonder of nature… sparkling lakes, endless forests and trails littered with pine needles and possibilities.  Preserving our planet and populating it with human beings who are Respectful, Responsible and Kind seems like an awesome idea. I am a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books and an Eifrig Publishing Author. I am the author of The American HerStory Series (Dust Flowers, Sewing The Magic In, The Cheese Song & Remembering Green) as well as a middle grade chapter book, Fig Newton Summer and an Environmental Folktale- And The Trees Began To Move.

 

 

 

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COMING OUT 2020!!!!   2 New Books!!!

Fig Newton Summer  (Release Date July 15, 2020)

Chapter book for “Tweens”

Book Trailer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fr_IHmm1blE1FU_LLBHxD3A7MjXMZtRQ/view?usp=sharing

Website:  https://lisagammonolson.com/

Description:  In 12 year old Lizzie’s world where boys, friends and all the drama of waiting to “bloom” are ever present, she finds a distraction in the guise of an enormous fish; a Muskellunge called Goliath!  Set in the wilderness of northern Wisconsin, Lizzie finds a series of unfortunate events will unfold that threaten her vacation plans with her two closest summer friends.  Lizzie will need the help of an unlikely ally if she is to ever catch the fish of her dreams.

Book #4 in The American HerStory Series 

Remembering Green   (Release Date Sept. 15, 2020)

Book Trailer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BbUqS9g_nZFQ_W08cI4KoefmwLhfQo-7/view?usp=sharing

Website:  https://lisagammonolson.com/

Remembering Green features Wenonah, an Ojibwe girl from the Lac Du Flambeau tribe in northern Wisconsin in the early 1900’s during the forced assimilation period of Native American children into the white culture.  It was a dark time in our history for Indigenous people as they were stripped of their native heritage and culture and sent to boarding schools where they were forced to forget everything they knew about their lives as Native Americans.  Wenonah and her Grandfather will discover ways that Wenonah can remember her Ojibwe heritage even though the world is changing for them all.

 

 

Dust Flowers

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/7TpLLmW1Z3k 

Purchase:  * https://lisagammonolson.com/books/dust-flowers/  or   https://www.eifrigpublishing.com/collections/childrens-books/products/dust-flowers Amazon: mybook.to/DustFlowers

Age Range: 5 - 10 years

Grade Level: Kindergarten - 5

 During one of the most trying periods in American history,  the Dust Bowl Era, when the dust storms came and scoured the earth, a little girl  nurtures a courageous seedling she found trying to survive in the harsh and unforgiving conditions. She knows the blooms would bring a smile to her Mama’s tired face, as she has heard stories of the garden she used to keep.  What she doesn’t know is that the little flower promises something even more precious: Hope.

This is the first book in the Tales from American HerStory series, in which tidbits of American history are explored from the vantage point of a girl protagonist.

 

 

Sewing The Magic In  

Book Trailer:  https://youtu.be/_QukvEXlB64

Purchase: * https://lisagammonolson.com/books/sewing-the-magic-in/  or https://www.eifrigpublishing.com/products/sewing-the-magic-in-at-the-ringling-bros-and-barnum-bailey-circus

Age Range: 5 - 10 years

Grade Level: Kindergarten - 5

From her place at the window, a young girl is able to see things that most people will never see. There are men walking around on stilts, giraffes, jugglers, gilded wagons and a long line of elephants marching down the street. Working in the costume department for The Greatest Show on Earth, Nora struggles to find her role in creating the magic of the circus.

 

The Cheese Song

Book Trailer:    https://youtu.be/gK_xIWTMeEM  

Purchase: *  https://lisagammonolson.com/books/the-cheese-song/  https://www.eifrigpublishing.com/collections/childrens-books/products/the-cheese-song-all-aboard-the-orphan-train 

Age Range: 5 - 10 years

Grade Level: Kindergarten - 5

 

The two girls watch each other across the crowded train car with intense interest.  One holds tight to her little brother; and the other clutches a mysterious basket. An unexpected secret will bind the two girls together, but dare they hope to find an adoptive family that will keep them together?

Join Libby & Josie as they journey on one of the infamous orphan trains in 1896—from New York City to the Midwest—looking for that forever family and the American dream.

  

And The Trees Began To Move  

Book Trailer:  https://youtu.be/qiiDjzvxZsc

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https://www.eifrigpublishing.com/collections/childrens-books/products/and-the-trees-began-to-move

The Spirit of the Pond, a vain and selfish entity, wants to preserve his beauty by denying the Ancient Tree Spirits his life-giving water in a time of drought. He discovers that in trying to save himself, he will lose everything he holds dear.

 

           

Author:  Lisa Gammon Olson

E-mail:   lisagammonolson@google.com    

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