Featured books by Donna Janell Bowman

Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words

Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words

By: Donna Janell Bowman
Illustrated by: S. D. Schindler
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Even good guys behave badly sometimes and that includes American hero, Abraham Lincoln. Rather than demount old Abe from a pedestal, this historical episode serves to demonstrate that even the best folks make mistakes and that errors can be rectified. Humorously told and expressively illustrated, additional information concludes the tale of Lincoln’s almost-duel.

King of the Tightrope: When the Great Blondin Ruled Niagra

King of the Tightrope: When the Great Blondin Ruled Niagra

By: Donna Janell Bowman
Illustrated by: Adam Gustavson
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography

Jean-Francois Gravele first performed as a child. Walking on ropes required skill, confidence, and daring, which Jean-Francois had in abundance. As an adult, he traveled from France to America and decided he would walk across Niagara Falls — on a rope! This fascinating character comes to life in lively language and dramatic illustrations. Additional information about The Great Blondin (as Jean-Francois became known) and photographs are included.

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