Ellie Crowe, national award-winning author of some 24 published books. Author of children's books, travel books and non-fiction books such as "Hardcore Inventing".

Ellie Crowe is an award-winning author of some 24 published books. She was born in South Africa and lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and Santa Barbara, California. Her books on the culture and history of Hawaii include Exploring Lost Hawaii, Places of Power, History, Mystery and Magic, Kamehameha, the Boy who became a Warrior King, recipient of the HVCB Kahili Award for Literary Arts in 2004, and Surfer of the Century, the Life of Duke Kahanamoku, recipient of the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance Once Upon a World Award in Children's Literature in 2008. Her first book, The Little Princess Kaiulani, is included in a time capsule in the grounds of the Princess Victoria Kaiulani Elementary School, Honolulu.

Ellie's book, "Nelson Mandela: The Boy Called Troublemaker" is currently (Dec. 11, 2013) ranked as the # 2 bestselling children's book on historical fiction in the Nation!! Her e-books "The Harold Angel" and "The Boy Called Troublemaker, Based on the childhood of Nelson Mandela" available as an e-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Click the links below to those two books to go right to Amazon.


Buy Ellie's new book "Explore Oahu: Places of Power" from Amazon: While there look for "The Boy Called Troublemaker, the childhood of Nelson Mandela and
The Harold Angel, a crazy Christmas Dog.

To see a description of Ellie's books click on the link below

Surfer of the Century
Nelson Mandela: The Boy Called Troublemaker"
The Harold Angel
Exploring Lost Hawai'i
Rainforest, Touch-N-See Hawai'i
Seashore, Touch-N-See Hawai'i
The Boy Who Tricked the Ghosts
Duke's Olympic Feet
Kamehameha, The Boy Who Became a Warrior King
Little Princess Ka'iulani in her Garden by the Sea
Little Spring Eggs
Magic Moon Dreams
The Littlest Paniolo
Hawai'i, A Pictorial Celebration
See under the Sea
Surfer of the Century
Hardcore Inventing

Ellie has received all the awards listed at the link below

Awards and reviews including

    Children's Books of the Year

    Bank Street College Children's Book Committee
    "Starred Review" School Library Journal
    Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist
    Texas Library Association (TLA)
    Editor's Favorites
    The Bloomsbury Review
    Librarian's Choices
    Texas Woman's University

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