Mary J. Holmes famous writer

I wanted to link to this post for World Read Aloud Day this year. I fixed the broken link, added headings, and links to other posts that relate to Holmes.

Sarah's Notebook

Why You Should Know and Love Holmes

Mary J. Holmes is the best selling author that you probably have never heard of. Holmes was a leading author of the 19th century, but she slowly fell out of favor. I knew about her because she was one of the favorite authors of my Great-Grandmother. She was such a favorite author that she named her oldest daughter, my grandmother, after a character in the collection of short stories Homestead on the Hillside. It was because of that I started to collect Holmes books and discovered that there is frustratingly little information about her.

https://trundlebedtales.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/book-homestead-on-the-hillside

Then Ann Romines pointed out in Constructing the Little House that Millbank, the only novel mentioned by name in the “Little House” series, was written by Holmes. I admit I never made the connection. That has made me love Holmes even more. [Ed. Note: In the…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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