Dakota Dugout

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Aladdin, Mar 31, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Tell you about the prairie years? I'll tell you, child, how it was.

And through a combination of spare, poetic text and expansive illustrations, readers can learn of life on the prairie as the settlers knew it -- seen through the eyes of a woman who lived there a century ago.

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User Review  - cindylansdale - LibraryThing

This is a children’s’ book written as a story being told by a grandmother her to her grandchild. The grandmother tells what it was like to come to the Dakota’s and move into a sod-dugout home as young ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jackson Zoellner - Goodreads

I am from "the prairie" so when I saw this book it immediately struck a cord with me. It reminds me of my grandparents and the stories they would tell about storms and droughts, floods and corn. As ... Read full review

About the author (1989)

Turner lives with her husband, Richard, and their two children, Benjamin and Charlotte.

Ronald Himler was born in Cleveland Ohio, and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he majored in painting and illustration. After graduation he attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He worked for a number of years at professionally related jobs in the arts, before traveling extensively in Europe. Once there, he conducted independent research at the major museums, including the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi gallery in Florence, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In 1972 he illustrated his first children's book, Glad Day and Other Classical Poems for Children. In 1976 he authored and illustrated The Girl on the Yellow Giraffe. In 1979 he authored and illustrated Wake Up Jeremiah, and co-authored and illustrated Little Owl, Keeper of the Trees. He went on to illustrate more then 100 picture books for children, and has painted hundreds of book covers for young adult novels which are displayed in bookstores and libraries across the nation. He has won the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, the Illustrator of the Year from the Arizona Library Association, The Christopher Award, the Parents Choice Gold Award. He was named a Reading Rainbow Selection, an ALA Notable Childrens Books, a Best Western Book Cover Art Finalist from the Western Writers of America, a Merit Citation from the Society of Illustrators, a Golden Sower Award Nominee, a Blue Bonnet Nominee and a Junior Literary Guild Selection. Himler has also won a Childrens Book Council Award, a Top Hand Award, a Childrens Choice Award from the International Reading Association, Best Childrens Book of the Year Award from the School Library Journal, New York State Charlotte Award Nominee, a Texas Blue Bonnet Award, a Colorado Childrens Book Award Nominee, a Maryland Blackeyed Susan Picture Book Award, and a Washington Childrens Choice Picture Book Award Ballot. Himler's books have been named a Notable Childrens Trade Book in Social Studies, a Books for Brotherhood from the National Council of Christians and Jews, a Children's Reviewers Choice from Book List, a Best Books of the Year Selection from the New York Public Library, a Notable Trade Book in the Language Arts, a Pick of the Lists from American Booksellers, a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Hornbook-Fanfare Selection, a Book List, Editor's Choice, a California Childrens Book Awards Selection, a Childrens Book of the Month Club Selection, and an Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children.

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