Piper Books

These were published by Houghton Mifflin Company in the 1950's and 1960's. Of them, the publisher wrote:

"PIPER BOOKS have been planned and written especially for boys and girls from nine to twelve.... Piper Books are about the men and women who have made history in North America, emphasizing the childhood traits of character that led to their adult achievements. Every volume contains many drawings, most of them in two colors, by well-known illustrators. The large type and well-designed page are an invitation to reading."

I prefer these books to the Childhood of Famous Americans series because they treat the known facts of the subjects' adult lives in much greater detail.

Abigail Adams, The President's Lady by Regina Zimmerman Kelley [1962]
Abraham Lincoln, Man of Courage by Bernadine Bailey [1960]
Amelia Earhart, First Lady of the Air by Jerry Seibert
Benjamin Franklin, First Great American by John Tottle
Christopher Columbus, Sailor and Dreamer by Bernadine Bailey
Dan Beard, Boy Scout Pioneer by Jerry Seibert [1963]
Daniel Boone, Wilderness Trailblazer by Miriam Evangeline Mason [1961]
Ethan Allen, Green Mountain Hero by Sheldon N. Ripley [1961]
Ferdinand Magellan, Noble Captain by Katharine Elliot Wilkie [1963]
Hans Christian Andersen, Fairy Tale Author by Shannon Garst [1965]
Harriet Tubman, Flame of Freedom by Frances T. Humphreville [1967]
Henry Ford, Maker of the Model T by Miriam Gilbert [1962]
Henry Clay, Statesman and Patriot[1960]
Henry Hudson, Explorer of the North by Dorothea J. Snowe [1962]
Horace Mann, Sower of Learning by Cecile Pepin Edwards [1958]
James Madison, Statesman and President by Regina Zimmerman Kelly [1966]
John Alden, Steadfast Pilgrim by Cecile Pepin Edwards [1965]
John Paul Jones, Soldier of the Sea by Donald Emmet Worcester [1961]
John Smith, Man of Adventure by Miriam Evangeline Mason [1958]
John Hancock, Friend of Freedom by Jeanette Covert Nolan [1966]
John Wesley Powell, Canyon's Conqueror by Marian T. Place [1963]
Juan Ponce de Leon, First in the Land by Bernadine Bailey [1958]
King Philip, Loyal Indian by Cecile Pepin Edwards [1962]
Kit Carson, Mountain Scout by Donald Emmet Worcester [1960]
Matthew Henson, Arctic Hero by Sheldon N. Ripley [1966]
Patrick Henry, Voice of Liberty by William Percival Jones [1960]
Paul Revere, Colonial Craftsman by Regina Zimmerman Kelly [1963]
Pontiac, Lion in the Forest.by Wilma Pitchford Hays [1965]
Robert Louis Stevenson, Storyteller and Adventurer by Katharine Elliot Wilkie [1961]
Sacajawea: Guide to Lewis and Clark by Jerry Seibert [1960]
Sam Houston, Friend of the Indians by Joseph Olgin [1958]
Thomas Jefferson, Champion of the People by Joseph Olgin [1960]
Ulysses S. Grant, General and President by Joseph Olgin [1967]

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