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Great book for middle school kids!! 3 of my photos are included.


"I thoroughly enjoyed it . . . . A fine treatment of a topic not easily condensed for readers let alone middle-grade readers." --Jude M. Pfister, D. Litt. Chief of Cultural Resources, Morristown National Historical Park.


New author, Rosalie Lauerman, is passionate about uncovering and writing under-told stories for young readers. Her work has been accepted by Cricket, Highlights, and other children's magazines.

While living in New Jersey, Rosalie and her family were neighbors of Jockey Hollow Park, a unit of Morristown National Historical Park. She frequently heard park visitors say that they'd never heard about this Revolutionary War encampment. That inspired her first book, "Jockey Hollow."

The author studied journalism and economics at Southern Illinois University. Before turning to writing, she worked as a computer programmer for Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago. While raising two sons, Rosalie worked in New Jersey municipal government. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Although she considers New Jersey her natural habitat, she and her husband currently live in Woodstock, Illinois, surrounded by restored prairies, gold finches, and monarch butterflies.