(1928 - )
Jacqueline Dougan Jackson, now a retired Professor of English from the University of Illinois at Springfield, grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. Much of her recently published work is derived from those childhood experiences.
Here is her website: http://jacqueline-jackson.com/
Chicken Ten Thousand (1968)
Chicken ten thousand seems doomed to life in a factory farm, but by chance finds herself in the real world.
The Endless Pavement (1973)
In this science fiction dystopia, the automobiles rule the people.
The Ghost Boat (1969)
In this sequel to The Paleface Redskins the Richards children spend the summer at the lake and tell ghost stories.
Julie’s Secret Sloth (1953)
Julie’s father says no pets, but Julie goes ahead and buys a two-toed sloth named Sampson and soon discovers she can’t keep him a secret.
Twins Ophelia and Cordelia find a (priceless) antique doll and carelessly lose it. Was it stolen or just borrowed by some child conniseur? Now they have to find it again.
The second volume in the history of the Dougan family farm in Beloit, Wisconsin.
The Orchestra Mice (1970)
Clarissa and Stan Mouse raise a family of twelve musician mice.
The Paleface Redskins (1958)
When a Boy Scout camp opens on their Happy Hunting Grounds the Potawatomi Indians vow to drive the palefaces back where they came from.
Spring Song (1969)
This ode to spring is based on a traditional rhyme. The music by Sumner A. Jackson is included. See the back of the dust jacket as well.
The Taste of Spruce Gum (1966)
Libby and her mother move to Vermont from Illinois and start life over on Shrewsbury mountain.