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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jacqueline Dougan Jackson  

Pen Name: Jacqueline Jackson

Genre:

Audience: Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1928 in Beloit, Wisconsin


-- Blog -- http://community.roundbarnstories.com/
-- Website -- http://jacqueline-jackson.com/
-- Jacqueline Dougan Jackson on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jacqueline+dougan+jackson


Illinois Connection

Jacqueline was one of the founding faculty of Sangamon State University - now University of Illinois at Springfield. She currently resides in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jacqueline is the author of ''More Stories from the Round Barn'', the companion volumen to her widely praised ''Stories from the Round Barn''. Readers were introduced to life on the farm that WJ Dougan founded in 1906 near Beloit, Wisconsin, whre they had built an ununsual round barn. Using anecdotes, stories and vivid description, Jackson detailed her recollections of farm life with both drama and comic relief. ''More Stories'' continues Jackson's loving tribute to life on the Dougan farm and surrounding community introducing readers to a host of new characters to accompany familiar faces found in the first volume. Jacqueline is a retired Professor of English from the University of Illinois at Springfield and is a consultant in creative writing. She originated ''Reading and Writing and Radio'', a radio show broadcast in Wisconsin and Central Illinois for over twenty years where many thousands of children had their written stories read over the air. Jackson has received awards and citations from the American Library Association for her children's work. Her first story was published when she was ten years old.Currently, she writes a poetry column in the Illinois Times, a weekly newspaper published in Springfield, Illinois.


Published Works

  • The Cloudlanders, 1938
  • Julia's Secret Sloth, Little Brown, 1953
  • The Paleface Redskins, Little, Brown, 1958
  • Taste of Spruce Gum, Little, Brown, 1966
  • Missing Melinda, Little, Brown, 1967
  • Chicken Ten Thousand, Little, Brown, 1968
  • The Ghost Boat, Little, Brown, 1968
  • Spring Song, Kent State University Press, 1969
  • The Orchestra Mice, Reilly & Lee, 1970
  • The Endless Pavement, Seabury, 1973
  • Turn Not Pale, Beloved Snail, Little, Brown, 1974
  • Stories from the Round Barn, Triquarterly, 2000
  • More Stories from the Round Barn, Triquarterly, 2002
  • The Round Barn, A Biography of an American Farm Volume 1: Silo and Barn, Milkhouse, Milk Routes , Jaqueline Dugan Jackson, 2011
  • The Round Barn, A Biography of an American Farm, Volume Two: The Big House, Around the Farm, Jaqueline Dugan Jackson, 2013
  • The Round Barn, A Biography of an American Farm, Volume Three: Ron’s Place, Breeders Co-op, Hybrid Corn, Neighbors, Town, and County, Jaqueline Dugan Jackson, 2014


Selected Titles At Your Library

Spring song /
ISBN: 0873380401. OCLC Number:

Kent State University Press. Kent, Ohio]. [1968, ©1969]

Orchestra mice.
ISBN: 999750643X. OCLC Number:

Contemporary Books,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 1970.

The endless pavement /
ISBN: 0816431051. OCLC Number:

Seabury Press,. New York :. [1973]

Living in a time when people are the servants of automobiles and ruled by the master auto of the planet, Josette longs to leave her rollabout and try her legs.

Turn not pale, beloved snail :
ISBN: 0316454818. OCLC Number:

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Using excerpts from her own writing and that of her children and other authors, the author suggests a variety of approaches to learning to write.

Stories from the round barn /
ISBN: 0810151014. OCLC Number:

TriQuarterly Books,. Evanston, Ill. :. 2000, ©1997.

"Using stories, anecdotes, history, and even veterinary science, Jackson braids together a series of dramatic fragments and episodes to vividly recreate life on the Dougan dairy farm." "Founded in 1911 by W.J. Dougan near Beloit, Wisconsin, the Dougan farm, with its unusual round barn, is symbolic of a vanishing era. A renowned farm which was among the first to introduce many aspects of modern dairying to its operation, the Dougan farm eventually became a victim of agribusiness-style dairying and was closed." "As Jackson recreates the texture and tone of life on the farm, larger themes emerge: the constant balancing between material life and spirit, the quest for humane values within a hard world of business and labor, the difficult lessons fundamental to childhood."--BOOK JACKET.

More stories from the round barn /
ISBN: 0810151359. OCLC Number:

TriQuarterly Books,. Evanston, Ill. :. ©2002.

The round barn :
ISBN: 1884941184. OCLC Number:

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"One hundred years ago, in 1911, Wesson J. Dougan finished building an innovative round barn on his dairy near Beloit, Wisconsin."--Volume 1, page [4] of cover.

The round barn :
ISBN: 1881480100. OCLC Number:

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"One hundred years ago, in 1911, Wesson J. Dougan finished building an innovative round barn on his dairy near Beloit, Wisconsin."--Volume 1, page [4] of cover.

The round barn :
ISBN: 1881480151. OCLC Number:

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"One hundred years ago, in 1911, Wesson J. Dougan finished building an innovative round barn on his dairy near Beloit, Wisconsin."--Volume 1, page [4] of cover.


Awards

Jacqueline has received the Dorothy Canfield Fisher children's book award. Jacqueline was honored at the 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

Speaking Engagements

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Contact Publisher - Marilyn Marlow c/o Curtis Brown Ltd. 60 East 56th Street New York, New York 10022