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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Velma Morrison  

Pen Name: HIldegarde Ford

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1910

-- Velma Morrison on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Morrison lived in Princeton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Velma Hildegarde Ford Morrison was a Drake University graduate. She taught school, married and ran a dairy farm with her husband of 60 years. When she couldn't find books she felt were suitable for children, she started authoring books under her maiden name: Hildegarde Ford.She collaborated on more than 15 books with illustrator Mary Win.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

My Go to Bed Book
ISBN: 0805446524

B&H Kids. 2007

Originally published by Broadman Press in 1956, My Go to Bed Book is a timeless treasure promoting simple values that families still hold dear today. From pajamas to prayers, this classic message teaches children appropriate bedtime behavior, and the endearing illustrations have a nostalgic charm reminiscent of Goodnight Moon and Curious George.

Uncovered in the B&H Publishing Group archives, this affordably priced and gold-stamped 50th Anniversary edition of My Go to Bed Book will attract a whole new generation of children and parents who are always on the lookout for a wonderful bedtime story.

"Timeless . . . My Go to Bed Book should be right next to Goodnight Moon at every child's bedside."--LuAnn Salz, Green River Books, Princeton, IL


Morrison Book Co. 1961

ISBN: 0817846328

Harvey House. 1970

Baby's Animal Book
ISBN: 0805441506

Baptist Sunday School Board. 1970

A delightful children's board book that describes sounds of their favorite animals depicted with enchanting, colorful pictures.