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 can`t wait to read this chapter after break mr.peterson :):):)

I wonder who the thieves are, I think they are the rebel soldiers getting food so they can survive.

I was wondering if Mrs.Baxter's shed for the chickens had a lock on the door?

I like your book becouse I thought that the chapter "The Tunlers" was about the under ground railroad.

this chapter has a lot of hidden text

this chapter is interesting because there is a mystery.

I wonder who stole the milk and the eggs?!

i love the short story sereis it is fun to read and very very exciting i am looking forward to the next chapter in the series

i love your stories they are really a educational storys for kids and anyone else wonder who the thieves are??? i cant wait for your next chapter so i can see who the thief is cant wait!!!!

i think its the prisoners who are taking the eggs and milk,i love all these chapters in this series.

i wonder the person that stole the milk and eggs i enjoyed this chapter because it explains a mystery that the people have to find out i hope i enjoy the next one

I like the series so far i can't wait till i read chapter 7 i wan't to see what happens next.

I Love this story and how it works and living in in elmira helps too

this chapter makes me really hungery and i still like the story cant wait for next sory lolz

i really liked this chapter i thought it was very interesting

I love this story so far. I think one of the prisoners that escaped is stealing the eggs from the chicken coop and milking the cow. I can't wait to find out whats going to happen next!

I Love the this story I read It every wenesday at school.I cant Wait for the next one!!!!!!!!

I like the short stories and i also like the part of this story where it said that tommy was playing with the wooden spoon and pan. I'm looking forward to reading the next story.

I love you stories they are really a good. also educational for kids that dont really know much about history or the wars. I cant wait to find out who is stealing the eggs and milking the cow.

i think that the escaped prisoners are the people how stole the eggs and milket the cow how suspicious.

i like reading the i will come home story in the news paper because there are alot of things that are going on.

some people in our class were making predictions about who stole the eggs and what was making the cow give less milk. When we scrolled down we saw on chapter 8 that there was a man that looked different than Betsy, was he a prisoner?

i really liked this one because it was a mystery because someone stole the eggs and I really wanted to know who was the theif.

Glad you guys are liking it! I don't know how many of you are from Elmira, but Ken, it was really fun for Christopher and I to come down there and actually walk on the ground where the prison stood, and see all the pictures at the historical society and then go up to the cemetery and see all the graves of the prisoners. I hope that you who live there will get a chance to do those things, too, because it makes you realize that history is a real thing that happened to real people (even though only one person in this story is real -- but he was an awfully cool guy in real life!)

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