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After watching Tommy Sims' mother light birthday cake candles, Little Miss Grubby Toes wants to strike a match, too! Her parents warn her how dangerous fire can be, but she is so excited about what she saw. Will Little Miss Grubby Toes obey her parents, or will her curiosity lead to serious trouble?

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Eddie Price

Eddie Price grew up in western Kentucky and taught for 36 years as a history teacher and college instructor. "Widder's Landing" is set along the Ohio River in 1811-1815 and portrays life in those rapidly changing times. It also examines Kentucky's vital contribution to the War of 1812. To make his historical novel authentic he traveled to the places in the novel, fired and serviced black powder rifles, plowed with mules, worked in pioneer villages, cooked with fireplace utensils, and interviewed hundreds of park rangers, re-enactors and historians--and spent countless hours researching in libraries and archives.

After retiring from teaching, Price hit the trail with "Widder's Landing," and has met thousands of interesting people along the way. He is equally at home speaking to grade school, middle school, high school, college and university classes as he is with senior citizens, historical societies, DAR, SAR, Daughters of 1812, and Society of 1812 groups. He is now a Kentucky Humanities Council Speakers Bureau presenter and can be found in numerous locations in Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida and beyond. He presents in authentic costume and brings along period music to accompany an educational powerpoint program that involves the audience. Price also presents a program for writers that focuses on the marketing process. See all of his programs at his website:


Eddie Price won the Spirit of 1812 Award from the US Daughters of 1812 and the Gold Medal for "Best Historical Fiction" in the 2013 Reader's Favorite Awards. "Widder's Landing" is in a 4th Printing at Acclaim Press and was named to the 2014 Kentucky State Fair Special Exhibition Bibliography. It has been endorsed by the Kentucky Humanities Council, the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Libraries & Archives, the Carnegie Center of Lexington, and the Kentucky Bicentennial Commission of the War of 1812. In 2014 "Widder's Landing" was named to the 2014 Kentucky State Fair Special Exhibitions Bibliography. The novel won the Gold Medal for "Best Historical Fiction" in the 2015 National Literary Habitat Award.

In 2015 Eddie Price came out with the first in a new illustrated children's book series: "Little Miss Grubby Toes Steps on a Bee!" For this project he teamed up with children's book illustrator Mark Wayne Adams and editor Jennifer Thomas to create an award-winning story that won a Gold Medal in the 2015 Mom's Choice Awards, a Gold in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Awards a Gold Medal at the Florida Authors and Publishers Awards and inclusion in the Accelerated Readers Program. Price travels all over the US with his children's and adult historical programs. He can be contacted through his website.


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