Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas List Ideas

Christmas list ideas!

A perfect book for the whole family - my book is the real life adventures that my brothers and I had when our family moved to Alaska in the 1950s.  Bears, whales, boats - and homemade ice cream in the winter because that was the only time we had ice - the nearby waterfall froze and we chipped the ice to make old-fashioned ice cream in our hand cranked ice cream maker.

Happy fans of the book 

 And time to think of gifts for the holidays - "Are We Walking to Alaska?" would appeal to aunts, uncles, cousins, youngsters, moms, dads, grandparents.  Grandparents especially might love the book because they will remember many of the things mentioned as being from their childhoods. And there is lots of Alaska history from that time period too, before Alaska was a state.
Make your list - order from amazon - or an autographed copy can be ordered directly from me - let me know in the comments if you want autographed copies - make sure I have your email to respond, I can also gift wrap and mail the book for you too, now, or at holiday time

Autographed book plus shipping is 11.00 (gift wrap free)

 Is someone on your list hard to buy for?  I have the perfect gift.
  1. Great Aunt Tildy - Book from - Are We Walking To Alaska? she loves true stories of children from Alaska, as she was a child there a long time ago. And this is a true story.                                          
  2. Bertie and Sally - the twins - they are reading chapter books now  - Are We Walking To Alaska? - from - they will love the adventures in this true story - bears, whales, deer, and a squirrel that comes indoors to play                                      
  3. Dad - Are We Walking To Alaska?   - from -   he fished in Alaska as a young man and will enjoy the fishing stories                
  4. Uncle Stubbs - Are We Walking To Alaska?  -  Uncle Stubbs can tell a story like no on else - and he'll get a big kick out of the stories in this book                                                                   
  5. Paper Girl - Lawn Mowing Boy - Are We Walking To Alaska?  - plus a bit of money put in as a bookmark - they both do such a great job all year and now they can relax and go on a true story adventure in the wilds of Alaska in the 1950s                                  
  6. Cousin Sally - Are We Walking To Alaska?  - she's brave and would love to have an adventure in the wilderness, and things that happened in the book will intrigue her.              
  7. Sisters and Brothers -   Are We Walking To Alaska?   - reminders of their time growing up in Alaska - they will pass this book on to their children 
  9. Next Door Neighbor, Mrs. Benson -   Are We Walking To Alaska?  - Sweet neighbor is by herself, she'll enjoy the company of a young girl in Alaska, learning all about the new and different way of life.                                           
  10. Mrs. Stilton -  Are We Walking To Alaska? - a school teacher for years in  Alaska - this true story will remind her of all the wonderful children she has taught.                                                    
  11. Mrs. Van Pelt -   Are We Walking To Alaska? - grandson's teacher, she might even want to read the book to her 4th grade class.
And so many others - just think how they'll enjoy this book - available in Kindle and print - makes shopping easy.

Others on your holiday lists  -  -  -  
  • Mail Carrier - a break from every day life
  • Friends in the Quilting group
  • Neighbor who stops by to chat most afternoons
  • School Libraries - donate a book in your child or grandchild's name
  • Public Libraries
  • Convalescent Hospitals - the residents will enjoy the true story of a young girl in Alaska
  • Care Homes
  • Baby Sitter
  • Co-Workers
Hey - I'm not a bookmark!

One stop shopping - and if you have Amazon Prime you can have the print books shipped right to each person - or if you order Kindle it will be delivered to their Kindle for instant reading.

If you'd like an autographed copy, there is still time - leave me a message and a way to contact you and we'll work out the details.  I'm always happy to autograph a book.  The autographed books have to come from me, as none at amazon are autographed - I have a good supply handy this holiday season.  If you want it autographed and sent as a gift I'll even include gift wrapping free.
Thanks for shopping

And now that your shopping is done - have a treat and relax.

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Mary said...

Hey JoAnn, what a great way to let people know about your book - I know anyone who receives one as a gift (or perhaps purchases one for themselves!!!) will be in for a great read of your life in Alaska as a child.

Good luck with Christmas sales - speaking of which, I'd like to buy your book as a Christmas present to myself so I'll e-mail you soon!

Hugs - Mary

J said...

This book was gifted to me a few years ago and I loved it! I thought of myself as I read, living a fairly "normal" life here in the midwest while you were experiencing an entirely different situation in Alaska. There were many parts of your lifestyle I envied, and others where I felt safer to be where I was. I initially intended to donate the book to the library after I finished it, but decided to save it for my grandchildren. There's just too much history, geography, and simple family living here to deny them the same experience I had! GREAT BOOK! Highly recommend!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful post about your book. I think it is awesome and sounds like a great read. Have a happy day!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

I hope you get lots of orders, JoAnn. I enjoyed reading your book so much. It has something for everyone to enjoy..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Powell River Books said...

I agree, books make wonderful Christmas presents. For all your readers, I really enjoyed your memoir and what life off the grid was like in Alaska in your youth. - Margy

ann said...

I love your bears. They are perfect sales--bears? Too cute.

My Little Home and Garden said...

It must be very satisfying to have written and published a book!