By Jeanie Sullivan
This is a fact-based fictional story of young Nora Shuford, the daughter of one of Hickory’s most prominent pioneer families. Author Jeanie Sullivan expertly captured the spirit of hope and excitement from a child’s perspective in western North Carolina of the 1880’s. Children of the 2nd to 4th grade reading level will especially enjoy Nora and the Maple Grove Dairy, but the age for all readers of this wonderful book is timeless.
The Book is a creative combination of two separate 34-page English language and 34-page Spanish language versions. All pages contain unique, colored illustrations by artist Robert Winter, a professor emeritus of art at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory. The skillful design, layout, and publication is the work of Allegra Printing Company of Hickory.