Riddle, Buss,and Scalp Games & Pix

Here I am sitting on a SETTLE in the City Tavern, a site where two scenes of The Riddle of Penncroft Farm are set.

A horse-powered cider press at Old Sturbridge Village like the one Geordie used at Penncroft Farm to make apple cider and perry!

The horse would be harnessed to the long, curved pole and power the press by walking in circles!

In The Riddle of Penncroft Farm, Geordie tells Lars that Washington encouraged his troops to wear hunting shirts because the British assumed anyone in such a shirt was a skilled marksman. Happily, the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia not only has one on display but also agrees with Geordie! Follow the link to see it for yourself. : )

I will be posting more pictures of people/​places/​things/​ and, yes, recipes for historic food found in my historical novels for young readers: The Riddle of Penncroft Farm, A Buss From Lafayette,and A Scalp on the Moon (in progress).

Meanwhile, check out all the pix I have on Pinterest!

If you make some of these historic foods, take a picture and send it to jensendorothea@​gmail.com. I just might post it right here!

Fun Stuff &

Selected Works

Any time young readers draw pictures, make videos, or whatever about one of my books, I will post their work here!

Games,pictures of people/places/things, and recipes for historic food found in my historical Fiction.

Games, Pix, and More about the Izzy Elves!

Recordings of music etc. from my historical fiction.

Illustrated Christmas Stories in Verse

This Christmas tale in verse celebrates the power of children's imaginations and the magic of books.

What happens back at the North Pole when Blizzy discovers that Tizzy is missing on Christmas morning?

Dizzy the elf, Tizzy's best friend, finds all the adventure he wants (and more) when he hides in the back of Santa's sleigh!

Frizzy tries to cure her S.A.D. (Seasonal Affection Distress) by making something new (and "yuck") that she won't miss when Santa takes it away for delivery on Christmas Eve.

Educational Material: Classroom Guide

A complete unit of lesson plans for using A Buss from Lafayette as a springboard for teaching about the American Revolution and Lafayette in 5-9 grade classrooms.

Historical Fiction for Young Readers

Sometimes a little kiss can change everything. . .especially a little kiss from a world famous hero of the American Revolution!

"The American Revolution comes alive... A wonderful book that melds both past and present together... "


An excerpt of a work-in-progress: amusing myself with history!

Regency Romantic Comedy

“Splendid and sophisticated Regency romance...fun to read...fine characterization and period dialogue."

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