Jerilynn Henrikson

Teddy the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks

Hardcover, Softcover
Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

Teddy, the William Allen White family’s fox terrier died in 1923. In this mix of history and imagination, the author uses Teddy’s ghost to tell his version of the family history. Family members, neighbors, and state historical society employees have experienced Teddy’s “presence” at Red Rocks to this day. Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks is amusing, engaging, and historically relevant!

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Teddy, the William Allen White family’s fox terrier died in 1923. In this mix of history and imagination, the author uses Teddy’s ghost to tell his version of the family history. Family members, neighbors, and state historical society employees have experienced Teddy’s “presence” at Red Rocks to this day.

Using WAW’s own writings and historical accounts of his life, the author has created an engaging tale by filling in the blanks with her own knowledge of canine behavior and familiarity with the community of Emporia.

Book is also available through Amazon and BN or ask for it wherever books are sold.

Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks is amusing, engaging, and historically relevant!


“Much has been written about that famous Kansan William Allen White, but now Jerilynn Henrikson enables Teddy, the White’s family dog, to have his say. Blending fact with fiction and whimsy with humor, Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks teaches while it entertains.” —Beverley Olson Buller, author of A Prairie Peter Panand From Emporia


About the Author

Jerilynn Henrikson is a retired English teacher, current grandma, and a native of Emporia, Kansas, which hugs the rolling Flint Hills of east central Kansas. She loves traveling with hubby, Duane, tending her garden, cuddling her corgi, cooking for grand kids, and writing stories. After retiring from teaching, her passion for reading, writing, and telling stories resulted in spending more time writing tales based on observations of kids, animals, family, … life in general. Her writing is flavored by a love of nature and her sense of fun. She is inspired by what lies beyond the present, into the past and future. Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks is her fifth book for youngsters. Visit the author’s website, Tales from the Prairie Patch Works! www.prairiepatchwork.com

Additional information

Writer

Jerilynn Henrikson

ISBN

978-1-939054-24-1
(softcover)

978-1-939054-23-4
(hardcover)

Trim size

5.5″ x 8.5″

Page count

72

BISAC

Juvenile Nonfiction
• Animals – Dogs
• History – United States/State & Local
• People & Places – United States

Books by author

• Seven to One: My Life Measured in Dog Years
• Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks
• No Weeds, No Bugs, No Bunnies
• Seeds, Leaves Fruits, and Roots
• Joe and Pam Make Jam.

Audience

Most appropriate for upper elementary
• Junior high
• Senior high

YA
• All ages interested in the William Allen White family history

Educational Information
• Author’s Notes
• Discussion Questions
• Language Arts Upper Elementary Common Core State Standards are included

Format

Hardcover, Softcover

8 reviews for Teddy the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

    Great kids book about the history of William Allen White.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon Mach

    Because the grandparents of these recipients have roots in Emporia and I am going to insert a little history story inside the cover, I am sure these will be prized gifts within this very well-written story.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    GoobFam Reading

    Good Family Reading Teddy is a Delight – If you are like me, you might shy away from ghost stories because… well, they are spooky. Since this story falls under the category of historical fiction (and is also written with the upper elementary grades in mind), I thought I might be safe.

    I was correct. Teddy was a delight to read. I appreciated the photographs and the history of the William Allen White family. I think it is a story that would encourage children to dig a little deeper, perhaps by visiting the historic Red Rocks home in Emporia, Kansas, or by reading more about the members of the White family or even Teddy Roosevelt, whom Teddy the dog was named after.

    This book is a little more serious than the authors previous works, but I would highly recomend it. Jerilynn Henrikson writes with a voice that appeals to the young reader. And I am evidence that she appeals to older readers, as well.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pam Gull

    A great read for young and old! How can a history lesson be so fun and entertaining? Loved the way the author weaves in William Allen White’s own writings and historical happenings of his life as seen thru the eyes of “Teddy. Teddy brings all the fabulous history of Red Rock to life. This is a must read for young and old! A very special book!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary Beth

    Great story – Great blend – of history and imagination that will capture your child’s interest to the end. A story of a dog who loved his family so much that he still watches over their home in Emporia, Kansas to this day. A must read.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

    Fun yet thoughtful read – Teddy was a fox terrier dog belonging to the William Allen White family of Emporia, Kansas.  He was named after White’s great friend and political ally, President Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy the dog remains a presence in the White  home, Red Rocks. Family members, neighbors, historical society docents, and visitors have experienced Teddy’s presence. In this story, Teddy gives a dog’s eye view of the history Will and Sallie White and their children, Mary and Bill. The story would appeal to upper elementary, young adults, or anyone who wants a fun yet thoughtful read about this family and this time in history.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jan Huston

    Finally! The ghost dog can tell us what really went on in Red Rocks, home of William Allen White! Jerilyn Henrikson has once again worked her imaginative magic in a well-researched book incorporating actual factual situations told from the point of view of the family’s beloved fox terrier about the events in the busy household of Emporia’s nationally respected newspaper editor.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Beverley Olson Buller, author of A Prairie Peter Pan and From Emporia.

    Editorial Review – Much has been written about that famous Kansan William Allen White, but now Jerilynn Henrikson enables Teddy, the White’s family dog, to have his say. Blending fact with fiction and whimsy with humor, Teddy, the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks teaches while it entertains.

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