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The Making of “Bird in Santa's Beard”

An interview with National award-winning author of picture books and historical fiction chapter books for young people, Jeffery Schatzer.  There are many considerations that go into a successful book including the close interaction between the author, young reader and parent.   

Jeff L Schatzer

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“Visions of Sugarplums is a whimsical peek into the mind of Santa Claus.”

Visions of Sugarplums is sure to bring a smile to your face and awaken joyful childhood memories.  This delightful book provides a magical glimpse into some of Santa's favorite memories along with a sprinkling of original short stories.  If you or someone you know needs a reminder that there is still goodness, kindness and holiday joy out there, this is the perfect book for you!



This Book Can Be Autographed and Personalized at Checkout!

Retail Price: $11.95  ($5.00 shipping and handling)
On-line Price $ 10.95 ($5.00 shipping and handling for 1st book all others $3.00)


Fires in the Wilderness
A Story of the Civilian Conversation Corps Boys
by Jeffery L. Schatzer

Fires in the Wilderness chronicles the journey of Polish boys from Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1934. After some training, they are shipped far from home to a work camp in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Through their work and struggles, the Civilian Conservation Corps boys learn hard lessons about life and the importance of character, teamwork, and leadership. Fires in the Wilderness is an inspiring story that provides readers with a peek into the past through the eyes of an immigrant boy.

MichPrintedMapPublisher: Mitten Press, Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Historical Fiction Chapter Book
Format: Hardcover
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 176
ISBN-13: 978-1-58726-550-1
168 Pages        Ages 8 - 12        Price: $15.95 (Hardcover)
eBook ISBN: 978-1-58726-704-8  


Fires in the Wilderness is now only available in paperback! 

ISBN: 9781587267031
Retail Price: $8.95  Purchase On-line Price $7.95 ($3.99 shipping and handling)


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