Earl the Squirrel and His Unexpected Friend (Hardcover)

Earl the Squirrel and His Unexpected Friend By Barbara Jones, David E. Brooks Cover Image

Earl the Squirrel and His Unexpected Friend (Hardcover)


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Mrs. Barbara Jones

I grew up in Lenox, Tennessee, a small farming community in Dyer County. I was truly a country girl. My Dad was a sharecropper, and my mother worked in a school cafeteria. We all worked in fields of cotton, corn, and tomatoes.

After graduating from Dyersburg High School, I met and married my husband. He had already received a degree from a Bible College. We started working on our goals to become teachers. I received my BSE from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee. We both received our Master's Degree from Memphis State University. My husband was a minister and a school administrator. I lost him to cancer in 1995, at the age of 61.

I have had a lifelong passion for books. I taught 5th Grade for thirty years. I read to my students for 15 minutes every day after lunch. Many of my former students have told me that they were inspired to become readers.

The Co-writer of this book is a former 5th Grade student dating back to the early 1960's.

David E. Brooks

I was raised on a farm in a small community called Barbwire, Tennessee. I chopped cotton, corn, or whatever else Dad had planted. My mother worked hard raising my five brothers and one sister.

After graduating from high school, I enlisted in the United States Army where I served my country for three years. At the end of my enlistment, I attended Dyersburg State Community College. At DSCC, I played on the baseball team and received my Associates Degree in Education. I completed my Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I taught at the middle school level for 30 years, during which time, I coached football, basketball, and tennis.

I have served as youth director and later, pastor of several churches. My calling was always to be a teacher. The inspiration behind my calling to teach was my 5th Grade teacher, and coauthor of this book, Mrs. Barbara Jones.

Product Details ISBN: 9781662838194
ISBN-10: 1662838190
Publisher: Xulon Press
Publication Date: April 6th, 2022
Pages: 36
Language: English