Right here on this spot, where today Grandpa drives a tractor in his
cabbage field, Indians in ancient times lit their campfires, chipped stone into tools, and
then moved on.
The moon rose and set over the field, season followed
season, trees grew into a forest, and settlers came from across the ocean to clear the
land again and make a new home.
And one day years later, a Union soldier crossing that field lost a
Grandpa was digging a ditch when he found that button. Deeper in the
ditch he discovered an arrowhead and the bones of a strange beast...
Sharon Hart Addy's home state is Wisconsin. When
an archeologist told her that during the Ice Age a glacier covered the state and early man
hunted mastodon and mammoth near where she now lives, she started thinking of the changes
that have taken place since that time. RIGHT HERE ON THIS SPOT began to take shape. Ms.
Addy has been writing since her daughters were small, and she is the author of A VISIT
WITH GREAT-GRANDMA, a CCBC Choice for 1989.
on This Spot is my second illustrated book and my first official picture
Stone Fey is technically considered a "storybook" which is
slightly different. (The difference is the proportion of words to pictures.)
For more information about my
illustrations for this book, my other work, or biographical information,
please browse the rest of this site.
For more information about
Sharon, see About The Writer.
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Editor: Matilda Welter / Norma
Art Director: Bob Kosturko / David Saylor