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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bonnie Geisert  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1942 in Hartley, Iowa

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Illinois Connection

Geisert lives in Galena, Illinois, where she taught for over 20 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Geisert is a writer and photographer. She has worked as a teacher and a feature writer and columnist for the ''Freeport Journal-Standard'', Freeport, Illinois. Her photographs have appeared in group shows at Dubuque Museum of Art, Eagle Ridge Inn and Resort, Freeport Art Museum, Galena City Hall, Galena Art Festival in 1995, and Group Photography Show-Galena in 1996 and 1997.She has also been a contributor of poetry and articles to ''Lutheran, Cobblestone, Galenian, and Julien's Journal''. Her poetry has been featured in annual poetry anthology, Gallery, Dubuque, Iowa.


Prairie Summer , Honor Book for Young People, Nebraska Center for the Book Haystack Honor Award for Children's Nonfiction, Boston Globe/Hornbook

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Desert town /
ISBN: 0395953871. OCLC Number: 44573234

Houghton Mifflin Co.,. .

An overview of daily life in a small town in the middle of the hot, dry desert. For grades 3-6.

ISBN: 061360766X. OCLC Number: 30157685

Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books. .

Lessons /
ISBN: 061847899X. OCLC Number: 56086673

Houghton Mifflin,. .

Following their infant son's sudden death, a farm couple is denied a Christian burial for him, and this secret continues to haunt the father after his second son is born.

Prairie winter
ISBN: 9780547398617. OCLC Number: 751824487

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ;. .

Prairie winter /
ISBN: 061868588X. OCLC Number: 458310592

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,. .

6th-grader Rachel Johnson lives on a remote prairie farm with no phone. So Cresbard school to her means connection to the other students and the town. But a winter storm strands Rachel on the farm. She is surprised when her dad agrees to fly his three eldest daughters to town so they can continue the school year. But the 3 must board in a hotel with no parents, no rules and no chores. Will Rachel ever be able to return to farm life after this?