Local person authorís new book: Olive Boone: Pioneer Woman

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[September 13, 2014]  Give your kids (and yourself) a more balanced perspective on American pioneer history! You will be supporting a local author whose work on http://misouriwomen.org/  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 book: http://tsup.truman.edu/item.asp?itemId=496 

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.

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