Oakley Farmer Extraordinary Hero
By: Barbara Tiffany Ratliff
Oakley Farmer is a smart boy who does his homework and his chores without being asked. Everyone says he is kind and considerate. But when a new boy moves to town, Oakley is overtaken by a monster that makes him feel angry and jealous. This green-eyed monster causes Oakley to become a different kind of person and no longer a nice kid. Finally, Oakley ran and ran to his Pop Pop’s house to ask for help. Find out what Oakley Farmer learned that caused him to become an Extraordinary Hero.
Recommended for children ages 5 through 12. Grades K through 6.
Author, Barbara Tiffany Ratliff, and Illustrator, Grace Metzger Forrest, grew up together on the coastal peninsula of rural Mathews County, VA. Although they moved away from Mathews and each other as young adults, they have now returned to their hometown and friendship. They have collaborated to bring entertaining stories to children, stories that are also helpful.
Barbara Tiffany Ratliff works in the school system and loves working with children. She is a mother of three and a first-time grandmother. Tiffany enjoys riding her horse and teaching special needs children to ride.
Grace Metzger Forrest attended the Art Institute of Atlanta. Her art career has included such things as animating children’s educational software and mutating cells for the CDC. She shares a “junior” farm with her husband and daughter, complete with garden, brown eggs, and two goats.