Christine Chatterton

To see Nature is to see the Hand of God.
To Love is to feel the Heart of God.
Courage of the Heart
An American Odyssey 1915 to 1923

          This book is a true historical narrative of World War I based on the letters found in the house of my husband's grandmother after her death. This is an intimate account of two families and four brothers from Western Illinois, each facing the Great War in uniquely different ways. It is the extraordinary love story of Haidee Wilson and Maurice Chatterton, written in their own words, spanning the years from 1915 until 1923.  This is an odyssey of courage, hardship, war, death, illness, and finally, survival and a love that endured. This is an American Odyssey.

Samuel's Alphabet Zoo

        This book is an Alphabet book based on Zoo Animals. Every letter is represented by a different animal and your child can learn the alphabet as well as learn about animals as he or she is led around the zoo by their friend, Samuel. It is realistically illustrated in watercolors and ink by the author. Each animal is described with a short poem. Alphabet Posters are also available for sale.
Ford Street
June 1959

       All the streets in my neighborhood were named for cars.  That made sense since I lived in the Motor Capital of the World, Detroit.  Actually I lived in Warren, which was right next to the Motor Capital of the World. I lived on Ford Street. The other streets had names like Dodge, Buick, Mercury, and Cadillac. Those were cars we knew about. There were also streets named Maxwell, Hupp, Packard, Hudson, and Studebaker. My dad told me that they were cars, too. I figured they were cars that you didn't see around our neighborhood. Maybe they were too fancy for us.
         Thus begins the often funny, occasionally scary, and always memorable adventures of four kids growing up in Detroit. We spent most of our time getting into trouble and finding our own way out of it. Most of the action happened in the front of the house, where all the kids were.  We could pretty much run around anywhere as long as we stayed on our street where we could be seen and came in when the street lights went on.