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Henrietta King

Loving the Land

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Mary Dodson Wade
Illustrations by Bill Farnsworth
Hardcover

The daughter of a minister in Brownsville, Henrietta married steamboat captain Richard King. The experienced frontiersman and prim seventeen-year-old schoolteacher moved to a hut made of mud on King’s newly claimed land. As the ranch grew, Henrietta dealt with every threat known to the frontier—Indians, lawless men, violent weather—and the Civil War. When her husband died in 1885, Henrietta took over the management of the ranch and became a major influence in the development of South Texas.

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About the Author

Mary Dodson Wade, a former educator and librarian, is the author of more than fifty books for children, including Christopher Columbus, Cinco de Mayo, I Am Houston, I’m Going to Texas/Yo Voy a Tejas, President’s Day, C.S. Lewis: The Chronicler of Narnia and Joan Lowery Nixon: Masterful Mystery Writer. She and her husband live in Houston, Texas, and enjoy traveling. Mary has been selected to present her work at the Texas Librarians Association meeting.