Author Roy Bird Takes Flight, With "Little Ike"

By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

Rowe Publishing and Design is proud to announce an up and coming publication from author Roy Bird and illustrator Gwen Battis, "Little Ike: Dwight D. Eisenhower's Abilene Boyhood."

This beautifully illustrated book about Eisenhower’s youth is more than a children’s picture book. It is filled with the rich biography of one of America’s most remembered presidents. Included is a section for older readers taking a deeper look into his entire career plus helpful references and Internet links for further research.

Written by Roy Bird, who grew up near Abilene while Dwight was president, he was steeped in Eisenhower lore. In the story, quotes are genuine from Eisenhower’s own book, letters, and other primary sources.

We are certain that "Little Ike" will become a highly regarded piece of presidential heritage about Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States.

About the Book:
“Abilene is just another small town,” Little Ike told himself, “no different from all the others that dot the plains.” But it had not always been that way.

Filled with memories of Dwight’s family, friends, and community this book about one of the best known and most beloved citizens of America is sure to delight.

Included in the book:
* A full-color illustrated story of Little Ike from a young boy to the day he leaves for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York
* A short collection of facts from his birth through his passing
* Important dates ranging from 1890–1989
* Books to read
* Websites to navigate
* Selected bibliography

About the Author:
Roy Bird was born just south of Abilene, Kansas — Dwight D. Eisenhower's hometown. Bird began writing professionally while still in college and has enjoyed a three-decade career. He grew up in Ike country, and he long has wanted to write about Eisenhower and Abilene. This is his 16th book about Kansas and the American West.

About the Illustrator:
Gwen Battis has drawn pictures all her life. Mostly self-taught, working with graphite pencil until, as an adult, incorporated her natural talent with other methods, such as, water colors, colored pencil, and pastels. Gwen is happily married to a wonderful guy and has two teenage boys. Visit Gwen's website here.


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