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News About Gordon
NEW article about Gordon in the Pioneer Press. Click HERE.
NEW review by Jeri L. Dobrowski in Cowboy Jam Session: Western Culture News & Reviews. Click HERE.
Article in St. Paul Pioneer Press, "A former farm kid shares his stories of growing up in Lakeville." Click HERE.
Article in Agri News, "Local author writes to preserve memories of farm life." Click HERE.
Gordon W Fredrickson is interviewed on Inside Scoop Live about his new book If I were a Farmer: Field Work. Click HERE to listen.
Prologue to Farm Country Tales
Imagine an era
that’s diff’rent from now,
When times were not better,
but pleasing, somehow.
It’s the year 1950,
when farming was done
By Mother and Father
and Daughter and Son.
by Gordon W. Fredrickson
Reader Views Literary Award WinnersIf I Were a Farmer Awarded first place in the children – toddler to 5 category
A Farm Country Halloween Awarded second place in the children – early reader (6 to 8)
Gordon served in the U.S. Army for three years, earned a Master of Education degree at the University of Minnesota, and taught high-school English for 16 years. During the first five years of his teaching career, he and his wife Nancy owned and farmed 160 acres in western Minnesota where they raised cattle, hogs and grain.
Since 2008, Beaver's Pond Press has published a total of eight of Gordon's stories and a ninth book, coauthored by his wife Nancy, is due out in 2013. A Farm Country Christmas Eve was the first of these books to be published by Beaver’s Pond Press followed by If I Were a Farmer: Nancy's Adventure and A Farm Country Halloween in 2009, If I Were a Farmer: Field Work and A Farm Country Thanksgiving in 2010, and If I Were a Farmer: Tommy's Adventure and A Farm Country Picnic in 2011. In 2012 Gordon published What I Saw on the Farm, making a total of eight books published with Beaver's Pond Press.
He has many more books planned, including a total of twenty titles in the Farm Country Tales Series, which follow the Carlson family from January through December of 1950. The stories are meant to entertain readers of all ages, but because the stories accurately portray farm activities, they also serve to encourage Farm Pride, enhance Agricultural Literacy, and preserve Farm Heritage.