Childrens Books

Dangerous Journey, Adventures of A Yong Family Traveling West in 1799

Tomboy, Lucy Howe, takes many dangerous journeys. On a sled ride down a steep incline she ends up setting fire to the school house. In a larger adventure, Lucy, and her family, embark on a trip involving raging rivers, unknown people and animals and unforeseen hardships, as they leave  the safety of a farm in Vermont in the late 1700’s and go to Ohio, the first Northwest Territory.   At the age of eleven, Lucy deals with the transition from childhood to adulthood.  She comes to grips with the changes in her body and her emotions. Lucy faces her future growing up in a nation still in formation. Dangerous Journey,  a fictional tale, is based on a true story told in 11-year old Lucy Howe’s journal, published as “Grandma Trowbridge’s Little Book” in 1875.

Knick Knack

During the holiday season Knick Knack learns three things.

First you must hold on to your sense of humor. Keeping your jolly’s active helps deal with all the pressures and excitement of the days ahead. Knick Knack’s practical jokes certainly do that.

Second, remember that not all Good children get gifts. One explanation is that they have no one to write to Santa for them. Another reason and a sadder one is no one cares.

The third and most important lesson Knick Knack finds is that it is necessary for all of us to lend a hand as Knick Knack and all the birds and animals did to see all children have a chance for a Merry Christmas.