About Mike Peterson

  • Author and editor Mike Peterson has worked with students and teachers since 1993, creating educational materials that are both engaging and educationally sound. He has given workshops for educators on local, regional, state and national levels, has had articles on educational topics published in a variety of publications, and has won international awards for his youth and community programs. His serial stories have appeared in newspapers throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Bermuda. He has also been a newspaper reporter and editor, radio talk show host, magazine writer and advertising professional.

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I was wondering if it was normal for woman to have children at a younger age during the time period around 1864. I was also wondering if a lot of women were widows during that time period.

You should ask your teacher those questions, Tess! (But give her a hint -- the answers are in the teacher's guide.)

I thought this story was very interesting.

Dear Mr. Peterson, I really like how Betsy actually cares about Mrs. Baxter and helps her because she is a widow woman.

I think that this chapter was the best.

I was wondering were you get your information

I thought this was a very good chapter.

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