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Show product details for Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalistís Memoir

Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalistís Memoir

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Available May 2015

By: Jerry Apps

Combining his signature lively storytelling and careful observations of the natural world, Jerry Apps explores such topics as the human need for wilderness, rediscovering a sense of wonder, and his fatherís advice to listen for the whispers and look in the shadows to learn natureís deepest lessons.

Show product details for The Man Who Painted The Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods

The Man Who Painted The Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods

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Available June 2015

By: Ron Legro & Avi Lank

As a young boy, Frank Kovac Jr. fell deeply in love with stargazing, painting glow-in-the-dark constellations on his bedroom wall and inviting friends to an observatory he built in his Chicago backyard. As he reached adulthood, Kovac did not let go of his childhood dreams of reaching the stars. He began scheming to bring the universe home. While working at a paper mills as a young man, Kovac tirelessly built a 22-foot rotating globe planetarium in the woods. Despite failures and collapses, the amateur astronomer single-handedly build a North Woods treasure, painting more that 5,000 glowing stars - dot by dot in glowing paints. Today, Kovac and his unique planetarium take visitors to the stars every day.

Show product details for The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names

The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names

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Available September 2015

By: Robert E. Gard
Foreword by Jerry Apps

Fifty years ago, educator and writer Robert E. Gard traveled across Wisconsin in search of stories about the origins of our stateís unique place names. This volume meticulously records the fruits of Gardís labors, in an alphabetical listing of places from every corner of Wisconsin, and the stories behind their often-unusual names, with a foreword by Jerry Apps.

Show product details for Skunk Hill: A Native Ceremonial Community in Wisconsin

Skunk Hill: A Native Ceremonial Community in Wisconsin

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Available May 2015

By: Robert A. Birmingham

Robert Birmingham traces the largely untold history of Skunk Hill or Tah-qua-kik, describing the role the community played in preserving Native culture through a harsh period of US Indian policy from the 1880s to 1930. The storyís central focus is the Dream Dance, a pan-tribal cultural revitalization movement that swept the Upper Midwest during the Great Suppression, emphasizing Native values and rejecting the vices of the white world.

Show product details for Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller

Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller

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By: Kathe Crowley Conn

In 1830, a young woman named Juliette Magill Kinzie moved from her fancy home in Connecticut to a rustic log cabin in what would later be called Wisconsin. Julietteís memoir, Wau-Bun: The Early Day in the Northwest, is an important first-person account of life on the western frontier.

Show product details for John Nelligan: Wisconsin Lumberjack

John Nelligan: Wisconsin Lumberjack

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Available August 2015

By: John Zimm

Born in 1852, John Nelligan was a lumberjack in Wisconsinís great northern woods. Through Johnís story, young readers will experience the adventure of life as a lumberjackóand what living and working in northern Wisconsin was like, so many years ago!

Show product details for The Wisconsin Historical Society; Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing Stories Since 1846

The Wisconsin Historical Society; Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing Stories Since 1846

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Available Spring 2015

By: John Zimm

On an autumn day in 1845, a conversation between two pioneers sparked an idea that has grown into one of Wisconsin's most cherished institutions - the Wisconsin Historical Society, older by two years than the state itself. Explore the storied history of this grand Wisconsin treasure and its landmark efforts to record the most important social and political movements of our times

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