person authorís new book: Olive Boone: Pioneer Woman
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[September 13, 2014]
your kids (and yourself) a more balanced perspective on American
pioneer history! You will be supporting a local author whose work on
has developed into this fascinating childrenís book. While mainly
written for grades 4-6, any U.S. history buff will find this book
interesting because the reader is provided a fuller, more accurate
view of what life was like on the 1800ís frontier.
Additionally, very seldom does one come across a
book that tells history from the female perspective; Olive Boone
raised 14 kids in a dirt floor shack, with no electricity or running
water and with dangers lurking around every corner. She did all of
this alone, and all the while maintaining the familyís farm. Olive
Boone married Nathan Boone, son of Daniel Boone.
This is a classroom-grade book, suitable for educators, schools,
public and private libraries. The book is superbly constructed with
a thick, durable cover and heavy pages. This is the website for the
You can purchase the book on Amazon or directly from Truman State
University Press on the website given.
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The author, Greta Russell, in addition to writing the blog
mentioned above, worked for four years as the Director of
Interpretations and Collections at the Boone home outside St.
Louis, Missouri. She also holds a Masterís degree from the FIT
in New York, NY.
Greta Maxheimer Russell is the daughter of Norman and Judith
Maxheimer. Greta graduated from Mt. Pulaski High School in 1993.