Stairstep Farm: Anna Rose's Story

by Anne Pellowski and Wendy Watson

Episodic stories of rural Wisconsin living in the 1930s tell of cookie baking, ghostly... read more

Episodic stories of rural Wisconsin living in the 1930s tell of cookie baking, ghostly games, dress up, thistle chopping, a tornado and holiday customs in a large, happy, Catholic, Polish-American family. The author grew up in Trempealeau County where this and other books in a generation-by-generation sequence are set. She gathered information for them from archival records in Wisconsin and even in Poland as well as from people living there at the time. The first book to be published Willow Wind Farm, is set in the 1960s. Two other books will be published next year and are set early in the 20th Century and late in the 19th Century. (7-11 years)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1981

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