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Daphne Kalmar

Biography

Daphne Kalmar

Daphne Kalmar taught in elementary and middle schools in Massachusetts, California and Vermont. She owned 75 pairs of rubber boots in order to fit any configuration of feet in her classroom and led many a march to nearby parks and creeks to explore. Daphne has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She plots out her stories on long walks through the Vermont woods while her dog, Yoyo, chases squirrels and rabbits and occasionally meets a porcupine.

Daphne Kalmar

Books by Daphne Kalmar

by Daphne Kalmar - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction

Donut is an 11-year old geography buff who keeps her taxidermied mice hidden in her late mother’s hope chest. Her pops passed away, leaving her an orphan. Aunt Agnes has moved in, bringing along her lumpy oatmeal, knitting and a plan to drag Donut off to Boston forever. Donut stands to lose everything: her friends, her village, her home, the woods, and walks where the memories of her pops are stored up. While Donut dodges the ache of missing her pops, she and her best friend Tiny plan how to keep her where she belongs.