Author Spotlight – Clara Dillingham Pierson

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Among the Pond People

Clara Dillingham Pierson was born March 11, 1868 in Coldwater, Michigan. She was the only child of Captain Lucius Abell Dillingham and Jennie Lincoln. She was primarily schooled at home by her mother, but did graduate from a kindergarten training program in Chicago. Before her marriage to John W.S. Pierson in 1894, she taught a two-year kindergarten-training course at Alma College. After her marriage, she began writing for and about children. Her books were published by E.P. Dutton & Co… Clara D. Pierson moved to Grand Rapids in 1930 with her husband John and lived there until her death in 1952.
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Clara Dillingham was the Superintendent of the Training Department of Alma College and was a frequent quest of John’s parents, Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Job Pierson. Clara, who could trace her ancestors back to Abraham Lincoln, was also the author of a large number of children’s books, some of which were: Three Little Millers, The Millers and Their New Home, Among the Forest People, Among the Farm Yard People, Among the Night People, Among the Pond People, Dooryard Stories, Plow Stories, The Millers at Pencroft and The Millers and Their Playmates. 
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Books by Clara Dillingham Pierson available in the Public Domain

Among the Forest People (1898)
     Internet Archive (pdf, epub, kindle)
     Project Gutenberg (html, epub, kindle)
     Amazon (kindle)
     The Baldwin Project (html)
     HathiTrust (page images)
     Google Books (various formats)
     Librivox (audio recording)
     Goodreads (reviews)

Among the Farmyard People (1899)
     Internet Archive (pdf, epub, kindle)
     Project Gutenberg (html, epub, kindle)
     Amazon (kindle)
     The Baldwin Project (html)
     HathiTrust (page images)
     Google Books (various formats)
     Librivox (audio recording)
     Goodreads (reviews)

Among the Meadow People (1901)
     Internet Archive (pdf, epub, kindle)
     Project Gutenberg (html, epub, kindle)
     Amazon (kindle)
     The Baldwin Project (html)
     HathiTrust (page images)
     Google Books (various formats)
     Librivox (audio recording)
     Goodreads (reviews)

Among the Pond People (1901)
     Internet Archive (pdf, epub, kindle)
     Project Gutenberg (html, epub, kindle)
     Amazon (kindle)
     The Baldwin Project (html)
     HathiTrust (page images)
     Google Books (various formats)
     Librivox (audio recording)
     Goodreads (reviews)

Among the Night People (1902)
     Internet Archive (pdf, epub, kindle)
     Project Gutenberg (html, epub, kindle)
     Amazon (kindle)
     The Baldwin Project (html)
     HathiTrust (page images)
     Google Books (various formats)
     Librivox (audio recording)
     Goodreads (reviews)

Dooryard Stories (1903)
     Internet Archive (pdf, epub, kindle)
     Project Gutenberg (html, epub, kindle)
     The Baldwin Project (html)
     HathiTrust (page images)
     Google Books (various formats)
     Librivox (audio recording)
     Goodreads (reviews)

Tales of a Poultry Farm (1904)
     Internet Archive (pdf, epub, kindle)
     Project Gutenberg (html, epub, kindle)
     HathiTrust (page images)
     Librivox (audio recording)
     Goodreads (reviews)

Three little Millers: a story of the boys and girls of Pencroft (1905)
     HathiTrust (page images)

Living with our children; a book of little essays for mothers (1923)
     Internet Archive (pdf, epub, kindle)

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Tales of a Poultry Farm
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