First Grade, 1932
A children's history picture book
By Dr. Edward Keller, illustrations by David Christy, self-published,
Dickinson, North Dakota, 2003, 56 pages, hardcover
Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide this
beautifully done children's book, My First Grade, 1932, the second
in the Early Dakota Prairie Series. The first book is, My
Mother's Apron published in 2001. Other books authored by
Dr. Edward Keller are: 1) Memory
Stories; 2) Memory
Stories II; and 3) Audio
Cassette Book of Memory Stories.
My First Grade, 1932 is a story about Dr. Keller's first year in
school. Getting to school from their prairie farm northeast of Strasburg,
North Dakota was an adventure itself. Keller weaves a memory story
of his siblings and neighbor children getting to and from school
along with the events of a typical school day. The hard cover, 56
page children's history picture book in 8x8 inches in full color.
Artist illustrator, David Christy, fills each page with color pictures
of little Ed and his school mates attending that first year for
young Ed. Various anecdotal pictures throughout the book complete
the setting for My First Grade, 1932.
Dr. Edward F. Keller was born in Strasburg, ND in 1927. He attended
a one-room country school near his farm. In 1941 he left for Canton,
OH, to attend Brunnerdale Seminary High School. Keller later served
in the military as a dental technician, attended St. Thomas College,
St. Paul, MN, and graduated from Marquette University School of
Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Keller is now retired after practicing
dentistry in Dickinson, ND, for 42 years. He continues to reside
in Dickinson with his wife, Shirley. They have seven grown children
and sixteen grand children.
Souvenir des silbernen Jubilaeums der St.
Josephs Gemeinde zu Dickinson, Nord Dakota,
1902-1927, und meine Reise durch das Heilige
Souvenir of the Golden Jubilee of St. Joseph's
Parish: Dickinson, North Dakota, 1902 -
Review by Edna Boardman
My First Grade, 1932
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