Ellie Crowe

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Ellie Crowe is an award-winning author of more than sixteen 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.


Invention and business[edit]

Hardcore Inventing, Invent, Protect, Promote and Profit by Robert Yonover and Ellie Crowe (2009)

Travel and cultural guides[edit]

Hawaii, a Pictorial Celebration (2006)

Exploring Lost Hawaii, Places of Power, History, Mystery and Magic (2001)

Biographies for middle-school[edit]

Surfer of the Century, The Life of Duke Kahanamoku (2008)

Duke's Olympic Feet (2008)

Kamehameha the Boy Who Became a Warrior King (2003)

Children's books[edit]

Go to Sleep Hide and Seek (2010)

Hoku the Stargazer The Exciting Pirate Adventure (2008)

See Under the Deep Blue Sea Whale Tale (2006)

See Under the Sea (2005)

Touch and See Rainforest (2004)

Touch and See Sea Shore (2004)

Magic Moon Dreams (2004)

The Boy Who Tricked the Ghosts (2003)

The Littlest Paniolo (2001)

Little Princess Kaiulani in her Garden by the Sea (2000)


2008 Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Literature

2008 Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance Once Upon a World Award

Carter G. Woodson Award 2008

Texas Bluebonnet Master List 2010/2011 selection

Bank Street College Books of the Year 2008

The Bloomsbury Review Editors Favorite

Cleveland Public Library Distinguished Children's Biography List 2008

Texas Women's University Librarians' Choice 2008

Starred review from School Library Journal (2008)

Kiriyama Notable Books 2008

BookList Best Children's Books 2008

Five awards for literary excellence in Literature from the Hawaii Book Publishers Association (2004)

The Kahili Award in Literary Arts (2004)

Hawaii Tourism Association Award for Excellence I Literature (2002)


Ellie Crowe's Webpage www.elliecrowe.com