Alice Anna Reese

Saturday June 6, 2015

Show Me Famous Missourians — Alice Anna Reese will be the Osher Saturday Morning Book Talk on Saturday, June 6th. Coffee, sweets and social time 9:30, Author Talk at 10:00 and Sales & Signing at 11:00. Join us at 1907 Hillcrest Drive. Free parking, admission is $3.00 or you can buy a punch card for a discount.


Alice Anna Reese

Alice Anna Reese, Ph.D. spent her career teaching in elementary schools and as a seamstress for the television industry, but she is most proud of her research as an Animal Scientist in developing countries to help pave the way for self sufficiency in food production. She is now retired and happily living and writing in Columbia, Missouri.

Visit Alice’s Website—click here!


Show Me Famous Missourians

Released in 2014

Alice’s storytelling turns twenty Missourians’ histories into entertaining reading, and the related games add fun and aid recall. Well-researched and well-chosen details give both historical perspective and personal insight into these diverse individuals’ lives.
—Carolyn Mulford, author of The Feedsack Dress,
Show Me the Murder, and Show Me the Deadly Deer

Show Me Famous Missourians is a pleasurable visit with twenty Missourians we all should get to know better. Alice has found the episodes and anecdotes that will link every reader, young and old, to the character of these people who have shaped the world for us all. After reading the book and doing some of the children’s artistic activities I can now say, “let me tell you about…”
—Larry Brown, Storyteller

These mini-biographies will entice you to make field trips to the theaters designed by the Boller Brothers in Columbia and St. Joseph, to Mark Twain’s boyhood home in Hannibal, to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home in Mansfield, and other museums. Kids will have fun with the activities and illustrations that follow each story. My favorite is the challenge to write a poem after reading one by Langston Hughes.
—Claire Garden, author of Selects Her Own
and Grinder (audio book)

Alice has corraled a captivating parade of fellow Missourians. Reese and her illustrators illuminate how the famous and infamous of Missouri have contributed to the literary, architectural, political, artistic and business heritage on an international scale from the very first story of Sacred Sun of the Osage Nation.
—Pack Matthews, inventor

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