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

My Books


Answering the Cry for Freedom: Stories of African Americans and the American Revolutionn
Biographies of thirteen men and women who heard the talk of freedom--and took action.


Mumbet's Declaration of Independence
Mumbet was a slave for life -- or was she? Didn't those words "All men are born free and equal" apply to her?


Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren
Mercy played her part in the American Revolution by writing for the Patriots -- but she dared not sign her name. Who would trust a woman writer?


All the World's A Stage: A Novel in Five Acts
When Kit gets caught stealing in Will Shakespeare's Theatre, he must work for the players or go to jail. His "punishment" at the playhouse leads to all sorts of adventures for this orphan boy in Elizabethan London.


The Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills
"The historical information is excellent…. Amusing anecdotes and intriguing facts are woven into the text, keeping it lively."
School Library Journal (starred review)


Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer
"Woelfle does a terrific job introducing Rankin....The high standard of writing is matched by the book's format...interesting things to look at on every page."
Booklist (starred review)

"A welcome addition to the short list of titles for young readers about this important figure."
Kirkus


Katje the Windmill Cat
by Gretchen Woelfle
Illustrated by Nicola Bayley

Katje lives happily with Nico the windmiller until he brings home a wife. Then the trouble starts… until a dangerous flood makes things right again.


Animal Families, Animal Friends
This picture book shows how young animals work and play, learn and travel with their parents, families, and communities.


Stories from Where We Live
My stories are found in four books in this anthology series: The North Atlantic Coast, The Great North American Prairie, The California Coast, and The Great Lakes.

Magazine stories from CRICKET, SPIDER, and CICADA
Stories from Granny and Grandpa Erskine's family, more about windmills, and an Irish Christmas folk tale