Biographies of thirteen men and women who heard the talk of freedom--and took action.
A Revolutionary woman who made history!
A Revolutionary woman who wrote history!
Kit's adventures with Will Shakespeare and his company of players.
Windmills around the world and down through the centuries
Read all about our first Congresswoman.
"One to treasure." Sunday Times, London
Read how young animals live with their parents, families, and communities
A series of anthologies about different ecoregions of North America
Stories from long-ago Maine, and a few folk tales

The Wind at Work:
An Activity Guide to Windmills

The 2013 revised edition of my very first book. A lot has happened to wind energy since then

Childrenís Literature Top Choice List of 1998

This book is chock full of all kinds of things. It describes different kinds of windmills that have been used for over a thousand years. Itís filled with pictures of windmills and the people who worked them. Itís got funny anecdotes about names people gave their windmills, stories people told about windmillers, and expressions in our language that relate to the windmillerís trade. You can find out where to see windmills in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. I didnít plan to write an activity book, but once I got going, I really had fun figuring out all sorts of projects. Iím all in favor of using the wind as a clean, renewable energy source to generate electricity and help clean up our environment. After you read my book, I'll bet you will be too!

A few activities from The Wind at Work
o Make a wind sock and wind vane
o Measure the wind with Admiral Beaufort
o Create a collage using the windmill quilt pattern
o Cook some "corn dodgers" that cowboy windmillers ate.
o Sing a song about the prairie wind, "Starvin' to Death on My Government Claim."
o Make an electrical survey Ė and a conservation plan Ė for your house.
o Write to your Member of Congress about renewable energy.

Selected reviews

"The historical information is excellentÖ. Amusing anecdotes and intriguing facts are woven into the text, keeping it lively."
School Library Journal (starred review)

"Here is a wonderful resource for teachers and students."

"If [children] have already caught the "windmill bug," this is a book to nourish it."
Windmillerís Gazette

"You will love the ideas you will get from reading this book."
Childrenís Digest

Chicago Review Press
ISBN 978-1-61374-100-9