James Whitcomb Riley: Young Poet

By Minnie Belle Mitchell and Montrew Dunham
Read by Patrick Lawlor

The Young Patriots Series

2.00 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Travel back in time to the boyhood of one of the most popular poets of the early twentieth century. Author of “Little Orphan Annie,” “The Old Swimmin’ Hole,” and hundreds more poems, “Bud” Riley spent his childhood in mid-nineteenth century Indiana, where stagecoaches were a common sight, rope swings were the only thrill rides, and telling spooky stories by firelight was the best entertainment of all. Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today’s young readers into history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The evidence of character, responsibility, ability, and courage showcase situations to which every child can relate.

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Summary

Summary

Travel back in time to the boyhood of one of the most popular poets of the early twentieth century. Author of “Little Orphan Annie,” “The Old Swimmin’ Hole,” and hundreds more poems, “Bud” Riley spent his childhood in mid-nineteenth century Indiana, where stagecoaches were a common sight, rope swings were the only thrill rides, and telling spooky stories by firelight was the best entertainment of all.

Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today’s young readers into history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. The evidence of character, responsibility, ability, and courage showcase situations to which every child can relate.

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Author Bio: Minnie Belle Mitchell

Minnie Belle Mitchell (1860–1955) lived in Greenfield, Indiana, near James Whitcomb Riley’s hometown. She is the author of James Whitcomb Riley: Young Poet.

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Author Bio: Montrew Dunham

Montrew Dunham is the author of more than ten children’s books, including Langston Hughes: Young Black Poet, Neil Armstrong: Young Flyer, and Thurgood Marshall: Young Justice. She lives in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 2.00
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English