Voices of the Western Frontier by Sherry Garland


Voices of the Western Frontier by Sherry Garland

Sherry Garland created the Voices Series to provide personal narratives of moments in America's past, and her newest addition does just that. Her thorough research provides a background to the compelling narratives on every page as readers meet the explorers and settlers who extended the frontier to the western coastline. Garland narrates in historical voices, including Sacagawea and Annie Oakley. She fleshes out the timeline with characters representing whole populations, including a Santa Fe merchant, a gold prospector, a Pony Express rider, and a Chinese railroad worker. Artist Julie Dupre Buckner carefully researched the historical details for her evocative illustrations, furthering the storyline and reinforcing the emotional connection to the chronicle.

About the Author

A fifth-generation Texan and the author of more than twenty-five books, Sherry Garland writes of history and tells stories about interesting people. Her childrens historical picture books, Voices of the Alamo and The Buffalo Soldier, have earned rave reviews for their understandable and personable story lines complemented by vibrant illustrations by Ronald Himler. Garland received her bachelor of arts degrees in French and English from the University of Texas at Arlington. She and her husband live in Bryan, Texas. Julie Dupre Buckner illustrates and teaches art classes. She received a BFA from Louisiana Tech University and is a member of the Portrait Society of America and the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. Buckner also illustrated Pelicans Jubilee!, Clovis Crawfish and Echo Gecko, Clovis Crawfish and Silvie Sulphur, and Clovis Crawfish and the Twin Sister. She lives in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

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40 pages


Sherry Garland
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Publication date

15th February 2016



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