Leanne Statland Ellis
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Statland Ellis grew up in Lincolnwood, Illinois and teaches there today. Biography: Leanne Statland Ellis loves to travel. She has taught in Los Angeles and now teaches third, fourth and fifth grade students in the Chicago area. As a teacher, she has encountered countless students who care deeply about the environment and want to take action to help in any way they can. She wrote ''Tree Huggers'' to remind children everywhere that they are powerful people who should never be told that they can’t make a difference because they are “just kids”.Among her most exciting teaching assignments were the summer science programs in Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands, Alaska and Midway Island. She has also been the recipient of Earthwatch grants to study in India and Kenya.She was inspired to write ''The Ugly One'' by her travels in Peru, including two visits to Machu Picchu. It is a story about a young girl in Peru whose life changes when a stranger visiting her Incan village gives her a baby macaw.
'''''The Ugly One'''''
- -- Junior Library Guild Selection Parent's Choice Award, Fiction Books
- -- 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book
Leanne Statland Ellis on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=leanne+statland+ellis
|The Ugly One
ISBN: 9780544439177 OCLC: 885225526 At the height of the Incan empire, a girl called the Ugly One because of a disfiguring scar on her face, seeks to have the scar removed and instead finds a life path as a shaman
|The Ugly One /
ISBN: 0547640234 OCLC: 795020401 Clarion Books, Boston : 2013. "At the height of the Incan empire, a girl called the Ugly One because of a disfiguring scar on her face, seeks to have the scar removed and instead finds a life path as a shaman"
|Tree huggers /
ISBN: 0880925213 OCLC: 642000743 Royal Fireworks Press, Unionville, N.Y. : 2010. Twelve-year-old Alex Kings risks arrest, along with her reputation as a good girl, as she joins her friend Josh in trying to save some neighborhood trees by chaining themselves to the largest and oldest one.