Ann Ingalls

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Kansas City Author Honored by National Children’s Magazine
Ann Ingalls receives Annual Pewter Plate Award from Highlights Hello magazine

July 31, 2015 (HONESDALE, PA) – Highlights Hello magazine has honored author Ann Ingalls of Kansas City, Missouri, for her poem titled “Lily’s Shoes,” which was published in the January 2014 issue. The work was named “Poem of the Year 2014” by the editorial, art and production staff.

The poem, illustrated by Jennifer E. Morris, is about a young girl’s shopping trip to find new shoes.

Ingalls is the author of more than 25 books in print or forthcoming. Bright Connections recently published her book J Is for Jazz, and Scholastic recently published the first and second books in the “Biggety Bat” series. She has had work published in a number of issues of Highlights Hello and High Five.

Speaking about “Lily’s Shoes,” Ingalls said, “I wrote this poem about my daughters’ love for shoe shopping as children.”

Christine Cully, Highlights for Children Editor in Chief, says that authors like Ingalls “help us achieve our objective of bringing the most imaginative and original works to our readers.” In recognition of the achievement, Ingalls received an eight-inch pewter plate engraved with her name, the title of the winning poem and the issue in which it appeared. The pewter plates are handcrafted in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the home of Highlights since its beginning in 1946.

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