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Children's book author to visit elementary students

Children's book author and illustrator Nancy Carlson will visit area elementary students in March. She will visit District 206 K-3rd grade classrooms March 17-19, and will speak at a Community Night event on March 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dis...

Children's book author and illustrator Nancy Carlson will visit area elementary students in March.

She will visit District 206 K-3rd grade classrooms March 17-19, and will speak at a Community Night event on March 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Discovery Middle School.

The visit was coordinated by the District 206 Literacy Committee with financial support from Target Corporation.

Carlson was born in Edina and graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a major in printmaking. She became fascinated with children's books while working at the Minneapolis Walker Art Center. She then began to write her own stories and created accompanying drawings.

She has since published more than 50 children's books, many of which include stories of her own childhood experiences.

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Recognition for her published work includes several Reading Rainbow selections, the Children's Choice Award from the International Reading Association and Children's Book Council, the Minnesota Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award and several others.

She is a guest author at more than 150 school classrooms each year. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children.

For more information, visit Carlson's Web site at www.nancycarlson.com .

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