Carolyn Splear Pratt

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General Information

Name: Carolyn Splear Pratt

Pen Name: None

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Biographical and Professional Information

Elsie Lee Splear was born on an Illinois farm in 1906 and kept notebooks about what life was like growing up in rural America. She took her memories and, with the help of her daughter Carolyn and the talent of artist Ken Stark, created this memorable book. Growing Seasons is the story as she told it to Carolyn.

Published Works

  • Growing Seasons, Penguin Putnam, 2000 - written with Elsie Splear and illustrated by Ken Stark

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

Growing Seasons - A Smithsonian Notable Book, An International Reading Association Teachers' Choice Book, A Society of Midland Authors Notable Book, A Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Children's Book for Illustration.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Carolyn Splear Pratt on WorldCat

Carolyn Splear Pratt on Amazon


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