Stories from the Round Barn

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ISBN 978-0-8101-5101-7
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Publication Date
May 2000
Page Count
249 pages
Trim Size
7 1/2 x 7 1/2

Stories from the Round Barn

Jacqueline Dougan Jackson

Using stories, anecdotes, history, and even veterinary science, Jacqueline Dougan Jackson recreates life on the Dougan Guernsey Farm Dairy, founded in 1911 by W.J. Dougan near Beloit, Wisconsin. A fascinating mix of biography, oral history, and creative nonfiction, STORIES FROM THE ROUND BARN is a moving tribute to the legacy of generations past. 53 photos and line drawings .
About the Author

Jacqueline Dougan Jackson published her first story at age ten and has gone on to author eleven books in addition to the popular Stories from the Round Barn (Northwestern, 1998). She teaches at the University of Illinois at Springfield
"These are stories with an extra voltage. Not only will they bring children from play and old men from the chimney-corner, but they will delight all who have a proper sense of a vanishing America, the America of the small independent farm with (sometimes) a Round Barn." --Maynard Mack
"What I love in Jackson's energetic narrative is that she shows us functional people who know their own feelings. They love one another and their Wisconsin farm life. They practice kindness and openly despise sadism. . . . When I finished reading [it] I said to myself, 'Yes, I had almost forgotten. Our species is capable of joy and imagination and decency. And here's a handbook for us.'" --Carol Bly
"Jackson mixes biography and oral history into more than a charming tale of a lost rural life. This engaging work of creative nonfiction places this unusual barn at the center of her family's dairy farm near Beloit, Wisconsin, and uses it as a place to view the hardship and danger--as well as the rich pleasures--of a fascinating history." --Chicago Tribune