Secret Brother: The Story of Solon Borglum, “Sculptor of the Prairie” by Dr. Jean Lukesh

$14.95

Description

A quick-reading biography of Solon Borglum-the lesser known and most often overlooked secret son of Danish Mormon immigrants who traveled the Mormon Trail to Utah in the 1860s, then changed their religion and lifestyle and moved to Nebraska. Despite his unusual childhood, Solon grew up to be a cowboy, rancher, sheriff, early Boy Scout leader, French World War I hero, Army art instructor, and the world famous artist nicknamed “The Sculptor of the Prairie.” Solon’s carving of at least one monumental-sized Plains Indian figure in the sandhills bluffs near his father’s Central Nebraska ranch was the likely inspiration for his more famous older brother (John) Gutzon Borglum’s sculpting of Mount Rushmore. (For 6th or 7th grade through senior citizen adult readers.)

 

My new book SECRET BROTHER: THE STORY OF SOLON BORGLUM, “SCULPTOR OF THE PRAIRIE” was just released in October 2015.

Even BIGGER NEWS: EAGLE OF DELIGHT: Portrait of the Plains Indian Girl in the White House (for ages 10 to 110) has now received a total of 8 National/International Book Awards:
2014 WESTERN WRITERS of AMERICA SPUR Award
2014 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Finalist (Silver Award)
2014 USA BEST BOOKS (Finalist)
2013 FOREWORD REVIEW’S BOOK OF THE YEAR HONORABLE MENTION (Children’s NF)
2013 FOREWORD REVIEW’S BOOK OF THE YEAR Finalist Award (Young Adult NF)
2013 LITERARY CLASSICS LUMEN AWARD for Excellence
2013 LITERARY CLASSICS GOLD AWARD
2013 MOONBEAM GOLD AWARD

By 2014, Dr. Jean A. Lukesh (author, editor, publisher, historian, educator, librarian, & speaker) had received the following honors for her work:
15 NATIONAL/International BOOK AWARDS
2 STATE BOOK AWARDS
2 Regional and State LIBRARY AWARDS
1 Regional Arts and Humanities Council LITERARY AWARD
1 National and *1 Regional READING COUNCIL LITERACY AWARD
2 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS

*THE NEBRASKA ADVENTURE won national, state, and regional awards in 2005-2006.

*LUCKY EARS:THE TRUE STORY OF BEN KUROKI, WWII HERO, 2 national awards 2011.

*WOLVES IN BLUE: STORIES OF THE NORTH BROTHERS AND THEIR PAWNEE SCOUTS, WWA SPUR Finalist Award and BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Finalist Awards in 2012.

*DOORSTEP ORPHAN: EUGENE FIELD AND A TRILOGY OF HIS BEST LOVED POEMS, 2012 (GOLD)national Book Award, 2013 Nebraska Press Women’s Book Award, and 2013 National Federation of Press Women Book Award, 2nd place.

Other books: SKY RIDER: THE STORY OF EVELYN SHARP, WORLD WAR II WASP and primary books: DO YOU KNOW A HERO? and MY FAVORITE DOG AND CAT STORY (new).

She also writes the “Nebraska Trivia Quiz” for NEBRASKA LIFE MAGAZINE and was a co-contributor on a local history book that won another Nebraska Book Award and another Literary Award.