River Tales

by Michelle Metcalf

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/26/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781982268749
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781982268756

About the Book

It’s the late 1940s, and Audie and his family decide to leave the West and settle on a farm on the Illinois River in rural Oklahoma. Life on the farm brings hard work, and young Audie must learn how to milk cows, ride a horse, and navigate the river. Audie has one adventure after another near the river which gives him confidence, and a few bumps and bruises along the way. As he learns how to help his family survive on the river homestead, he discovers a mystery that involves a famous outlaw and perhaps a message from an ancient time. The setting is of a bygone era in Eastern Oklahoma, and weaves a compelling story of determination, adventure, and family.

About the Author

Author Bio – Michelle Metcalf Michelle Metcalf is a fifth generation Oklahoman with a family legacy of educators. She earned her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University, and two master degrees in counseling and administration at Northeastern State University. She has over thirty years’ experience in education as a history teacher, school counselor, and administrator. She currently is an administrator at a large technology center in Tulsa. She lives with her husband in eastern Oklahoma, and enjoys visits to the family farm in Adair County near the banks of the Illinois River with their children. Illustrator Bio – Ashlyn Faulkner Ashlyn Faulkner (nee Metcalf) is an artist based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She holds a degree in Art Education from Northeastern State University. Acrylic painting is her medium of choice paired with traditional techniques from other painting disciplines such as watercolor and oil. Ashlyn remembers the many summers visiting the family farm in Adair County and hearing the storied family tales. She loves walking outdoors, drinking kombucha, and making things.