Harold William Thorpe

Stories of our Grandparents. Stories for our Grandchildren.

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About the Author

Harold



Harold William Thorpe grew up in southwest Wisconsin. He lived on farms for brief periods when he was very young and spent many happy hours at his relatives’ farms. During his teen years he detasseled corn and worked as a live-in farm laborer and Surge milking machine sales and service man. In his early 20s, he worked as a U.S. Department

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O’Shaughnessy Chronicles

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Based on Harold Thorpe’s own family history, the O’Shaughnessy Chronicles are a series of novels set in Iowa County, Wisconsin in the early-to-mid 20th Century.

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Good Friends Storybooks

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The Good Friends Storybooks are chapter books for middle school children that mix adventure, quirky talking animals, gentle lessons about friendship, and Wisconsin history.

Wyatt’s Woods, published by Little Creek Press in 2013, was the first of Harold Thorpe’s gifts to his four grandchildren – “A Good Friends Storybook” for each of them.

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