Jacqueline Dougan Jackson, now a retired Professor of English from the University of Illinois at Springfield, grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm. Much of her recently published work is derived from those childhood experiences.

Ms. Jackson's books for young readers are Julie's Secret Sloth, The Paleface Redskins, Chicken Ten Thousand, The Ghost Boat, and The Taste of Spruce Gum, a Notable Children's Book of 1966. In addition, Jacqueline has received the Dorothy Canfield Fisher children's book award. She considers her books Stories from the Round Barn and More Stories from the Round Barn to be her best work.

Book List in Order:3 titles



  • "They were traveling through Vermont now---Papa's home state. He had told her about the hogback hills where whippoorwills called lonesomely, and streams tumbled down through tall timber, past sloping farms whose rocky pastures were bordered with sto...