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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 -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=velma++morrison


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

  • My Go To Bed Book , Broadman Press, 1956
  • Herbie, Morrison Book Company, 1961
  • Scrambola, Harvey House, 1970
  • Baby's Animal Book, Baptist Sunday School Board, 1970


Selected Titles At Your Library

My go to bed book /
ISBN: 0805446524. OCLC Number:

B & H Kids,. Nashville, TN :. 2007.

A little boy takes a bath, brushes his teeth, puts on his pajamas, listens to his mother read a story, and says a prayer before climbing into bed and going to sleep.

Baby's animal book /
ISBN: 0805441506. OCLC Number:

Braodman Press,. Nashville :. ©1957.