Wisconsin Forest Tales - Authors

Picture of Julia PferdehirtJulia Pferdehirt says she has one of the best jobs in the world. She believes that stories, whether true or fanciful, bring history to life. Wisconsin Forest Tales is her third book about Wisconsin for young readers. Teachers and students may have enjoyed reading her other books Freedom Train North: Stories of the Underground Railroad in Wisconsin and They Came to Wisconsin.

As a writer and professional storyteller, Julia visits schools and libraries across Wisconsin. Among her programs is Jack Tales, a collection of true stories and "tall tales" from the history of logging and lumberjacks. Other programs include author visits, writing workshops, stories of the underground railroad in Wisconsin and "In Their Own Words," which are first-person stories of Wisconsin immigrants.

Ms. Pferdehirt may be contacted at 608/836-7426 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Her postal address is 7426 Elmwood Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562.

Picture of Pamela HardenPamela Harden has been an illustrator for the past 20 years in England and the United States. Her work appears in books as well as numerous regional, travel and children's magazines. An avid cyclist, she resides in rural Wisconsin with her husband, Chris, and their Scottish terrier, Mac Duff.

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