My 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

The 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.

About the author

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.

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