Local person authorís new
book: Olive Boone: Pioneer Woman
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[September 16, 2014]
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
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:
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.