Patricia A. Pierce, M.Ed., grew up on a farm in West Bend and graduated from Loras College, Dubuque. Patricia began her writing career as coauthor of “News Clues,” an educational column for the Newnan Times Herald and by writing testing material for the Psychological Corporation of Hardcourt Brace. As an author and educator, Patricia also combines her creative talent and writing skills to create literature-based teachers’ guides. She currently lives in rural Indiana with her husband John. They have three adult sons, Jared, Andrew and Anthony.
Did you know the Hawkeye State got its nickname from Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk tribe? Or that D is for Des Moines, the capital with the golden dome? Or that Iowa is bordered on each side by navigable rivers, the Missouri marks the western border and the Mississippi forms its eastern border. H is for Hawkeye presents these and many other interesting facts about the great state of Iowa.
There is more to love about Iowa than cornfields and livestock. Explore Iowa and find the National Farm Toy Museum, the Bily Clocks Museum and Snake Alley, the world’s “crookedest” street. The birthplace of Eskimo Pies and bandleader Glenn Miller, Iowa is also where Ringling Brothers Circus got started under a clothesline tent. With lively text, engaging rhymes and appealing illustrations, Numbers in a Row makes the history of this great state real and relevant to children everywhere.