A perfect gift whether you are moving to Columbia, Missouri, visiting or just want a souvenir of this beautiful town. This whimsical illustrated story about moving to Columbia can help children adjust to their new home.
This fun way for children to learn about Columbia is a great resource for activities and makes a wonderful gift for moms, grandparents, elementary students, and international families. Listed at end of book are 55 points of interest in Columbia, Missouri including physical address and phone number, a list of education options, plus a brief list of day trip information for eight surrounding cities.
Join Joyce and her family (and Gorgonzola) on a trip through the Activity and Recreation Center (ARC), Shelter Insurance Gardens, the Columbia Farmers Market, Twin Lakes Recreation Area dog park, Fire Station No. 1, Columbia Mall, Stephens Lake Park, and Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area (Cosmo).
Additional drawings include the Magic Tree, a glimpse of downtown Broadway Street, a local playground, and the MKT trail.
About the Author
Goose Garland is an illustrator and writer raised on a corn and soybean farm in Iowa. Her father, a Navy veteran of 21 years, was a major influence in her life, always stressing the importance of spending time with grandparents, faith in God and love of America. Growing up in a mixed family, Goose moved to Missouri in her 20s and fell in love with Columbia, a town rich in nature, education and vibrant cultures. Goose met the gander of her life, made a nest and returned to her love of drawing in her 40s.
Published by Goose Garland Publishing, 2016. Paperback, 48 pages.