The Brown House Stories

The Brown House Stories : A Child's Garden of Eden

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While World War II raged elsewhere, a three-year old boy was awakening to the world in the Ohio farmhouse where he lived with his parents and two brothers. Most of the stories of that awakening time are based on the author's detailed memories, including "Scaring the Brown House Bear" and "Stolen Fudge." Other stories are fictionalized accounts of events the author knows only through his parents' accounts. Such stories are "Pearl Harbor Day" and "Tragedy Roars By." The stories may be especially appealing to older adults who experienced the early 1940's. Parents, grandparents, and teachers may enjoy reading the stories to children. The book includes sample stories of two forthcoming books by the same author. A collection of stories about Ohio farm life in the 1940s, Leatherport Tales, will include "The Riding Pig." A collection about church life in the same period, The Clock of the Covenant, will include "Grandpa Webert's Pants." All of the stories are short, and most will appeal to a wide range of readers.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514688972
  • 9781514688977

About Nyle Kardatzke

Nyle Kardatzke lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He spent his boyhood in farm country east of Toledo, Ohio, from 1939 to 1957. After graduating from Elmore High School, he left Ohio to attend Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. After college graduation in 1962, Nyle taught math and science to Eritrean students as a member of the first Peace Corps group in what was then part of Ethiopia. Intrigued by the struggles of less developed countries, he returned home and earned a doctorate in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He taught economics at Marquette University in Milwaukee for a few years but spent the bulk of his professional career as Headmaster in private schools in Wisconsin, Kansas, and Indiana. In 2014 Nyle published Widow-man: A Widower's Story and Journaling Book for widowed men like himself. His wife, Darlene, died in 2010. Nyle intends to publish two more collections of stories in the near future. He has three adult children and nine grandchildren.show more

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