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Away We Go! On Bicycles in 1898

Author: John J. Loeper

Illustrator: Ronald Chironna

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Company spokes-bird, HatticusFinch, is crowing about Galloping Gertrude: By Motorcar in 1908, the first book in our new series called Whence America? The stories are written by John J Loeper, an educator, historian, and author of more than two dozen children’s books. Fledgling readers take a journey through American history and discover how children lived in olden days. Curious readers can learn more about the thinkers and inventors who shaped the everyday lives of children by browsing the timeline and visiting dozens of websites provided after the story. A glossary, name index, and sources for further reading are also included in all Whence America? books. And, according to HatticusFinch, if you wear a hat while reading this book, all of the words will stay in your head!

Galloping Gertrude: By Motorcar in 1908

T he year is 1908. Grandfather Hill buys a Pierce-Arrow Touring Car. He invites grandchildren Timothy and Beth to go on a thirty-mile drive and appoints Grandmother Hill as the navigator. New technology soon meets resistance since “Automobile vs. Horse” is the prevailing sentiment. With no real roads, signs, or gas stations, the trip becomes an adventure as the travelers encounter one mishap after another. Still, the journey might have gone a little smoother, if only Grandfather Hill had listened to his navigator!

Author: John J. Loeper

Illustrator: Ronald Chironna

ISBN-13: 978-0-9727940-1-5
ISBN-10: 0-9727940-1-8
Hardcover with Reinforced Library Bind
80 pages – Full color text

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Children’s historical fiction story for ages 7-12. Includes Automotive Milestones, Glossary, Name index, Websites to visit, and list of books for Further Reading about the history of the automobile in America.

List price: $19.95. Discounts are available for bulk sales.

Release date: August 1st, 2011

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