by Alice Anna Reese
Children: 4th Grade
About the Book
These mini-biographies of twenty Missourians will entice you to make field trips to the theaters designed by the Boller Brothers in Columbia and St. Joseph, to Mark Twain’s boyhood home in Hannibal, to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home in Mansfield, and other museums. Kids will have fun with the activities and illustrations that follow each story. Alice has found the episodes and anecdotes that will link every reader, young and old, to the character of these people who have shaped the world for us all. Includes interesting biographies of Jesse James, Edwin Hubble, and many Missourians of international interest.
About the Author
Alise Anna Reese, Ph.D. spent her career teaching in elementary schools and as a seamstress for the television industry, but she is most proud of her research as an animal scientist to improve agricultural practices in developing countries, where she assisted in paving the way for self-sufficiency in food production. She is now retired and happily living and writing in Columbia, Missouri.