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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jean L.S. Patrick  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1961 in Carbondale, Illinois

-- Jean L.S. Patrick on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jean was born in Carbondale, Illinois. She attended St. Paul Lutheran School in Melrose Park, Il.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patrick is a writer, storyteller, and public speaker.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

If I Had a Snowplow
ISBN: 156397746X

Boyds Mills Press. 2001

You can do a lot with the right machinery, and the boy in this happy book has everything from a snowplow and a loader to a cement mixer and a dump truck. Never mind that his heavy equipment are toys. His vivid imagination turns them into the real thing. The boy has much to do throughout the year, such as plowing roads and building sidewalks. But his work is a joy, because he does it to show his mother how much he loves her. This charming picture book by Jean Patrick, illustrated by Karen Dugan, introduces children to a wide range of machinery, while conveying a loving theme that makes it a perfect book for children and parents to read together.

Dolley Madison (History Makers Bios)
ISBN: 0822501945

Lerner Pub Group. 2002

A biography of the popular and dynamic wife of our fourth President, James Madison.

Cows, Cats, and Kids
ISBN: 1563971119

Boyds Mills Press. 2003

At the animal clinic in Mitchell, South Dakota, there is one veterinarian--Dr. Mike Patrick. He works day and night taking care of animals both large and small. But he has some special assistants to make the practice run smoothly. His wife, Jean, manages the office, and his three children--Catherine, Shea, and Kendall--often help on farm calls and in the clinic. In this remarkable photo essay, author Jean Patrick and award-winning photographer Alvis Upitis give readers an inside view of a veterinary practice that is a family affair. In one twenty-four-hour period, Shea helps with an emergency calving, Kendall goes on a farm call to help vaccinate a herd of beef cattle, and Catherine assists with surgeries at the clinic. This portrait of a contemporary family living and working together reveals the day-to-day joys and challenges each child encounters.

Who Carved the Mountain?: The Story of Mount Rushmore
ISBN: 0975261746

Mount Rushmore History Association. 2005

Using historical facts and rollicking rhythm, author Jean L.S. Patrick reveals how the mountain was carved and why George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt were chosen. Rich illustrations by Renée Graef make the unique history of Mount Rushmore come alive for children.

Face to Face with Mount Rushmore
ISBN: 0979882311

Mount Rushmore History Association. 2008

Award-winning author Jean L.S. Patrick brings readers face to face with the history, the carving, and the controversies that surround Mount Rushmore. Using actual questions from young people, this interactive book includes photographs, letters, quizzes, and trivia to help readers examine one of the world's most famous memorials.

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