Houston: My Father's Honor
A book for older children
by Jane Hampton Cook
In My Own Words-Audio
About Maggie Houston
year was 1860 and Texas Governor Sam Houston was faced with
difficult choice: follow his convictions and support the Union
or follow popular sentiment and support the Confederacy.
Discover the choice he made and the facinating story of his
12-year-old daughter, Maggie Houston.
title search: Maggie Houston
or contact Hendrick-Long
Publishing at 800-544-3770.
involving adventure told with love and
reverence, centering upon a figure whom President
George W. Bush himself has named as a favorite
"I loved the story, the book about Maggie
--Susana, an elementary school student.
"I like the way you talked about the
Houston family because I'm interested in
a Great Storyteller!
I highly recommend Maggie Houston: My Father's Honor. It
is a book you will want to read from beginning to end, and
then wish there was more. This would be a great addition to
any homeschool library. It's not often you get to read a story
from the perspective of a 12-year old. I will keep watching
for other books by Jane Cook - what a great storyteller.
--Product Review by: Dr. Heather Allen, TOS Senior Analytical
Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Very readable, Jane Cook's style is conversational and even
more appealing for elementary children since it's told from
the perspective of a child. --Deborah Deggs Cariker, Eclectic
Historical Fiction I've Ever Read!
"This book is full of history. The author has done her
research. Jane made me want to know more about Sam Houston and
the history that my city holds. Our children now have a
picture of what it was like back in the 1800's. The kids
wonder if Maggie Houston and her family walked where they had
just walked. Were they walking in the same place the Houston's
did many years ago. Each chapter ends with you wanting to know
more. Maggie Houston, My Father's Honor is beautifully bound.
Ready to be shared with everyone. We totally enjoyed this
book! We are ready for more like this."
--Trish, a parent