Born: September 5, 1937 in Los Angeles, California
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Altman lived in the Chicago area for 25 years. During her time in Chicago, she earned a Master's degree from Roosevelt University Chicago and worked as a Special Features Editor at ''Day Publications'' in Chicago; Promotions Director at ''Paddock Publications'' in Arlington Heights, Illinois; Managing Editor at ''Suburban Week'' in Chicago; Editor for ''Countryside Living'' in Barrington, Illinois; and Public Relations at ''National Hot Dog and Sausage Council'' in Chicago. Biography: Frances Altman has created a forty-year career in communications by blending public relations, marketing and freelance writing working for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, McDonald's, Honeywell and Virginia Commonwealth University where she also taught. She has written several hundred newspaper and magazine articles on food, community business and children's stories for Child Life, Friends, Highlights, Weekly Reader and six books for young readers including ''Something Egg'' and ''Reggie the Goat''. Her writing has received numerous merit awards from National Federation of Press Women, IABC, Chicago Publicity Club, PRSA, Virginia and Illinois Press Associations and a TWIN Leadership Award from National YWCA. "Writing for Fun" and helping others to write has always been my goal. Now retired, she applies her 50 years of experience to my writing. Altman currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
|Destiny's Daughter: Highlighting the life of Mary Edwards Walker, Maverick Suffragist, Doctor, and Medal of Honor Recipient: An Advocate for Women from Then to Now
ISBN: 1627204237 OCLC: [S.l.] : Loyola College/Apprentice House [S.l.] : 2023 Destiny's Daughter by Frances Altman highlights events in the life of Mary Edwards Walker, maverick suffragist, Civil War doctor and only woman Medal of Honor recipient.Follow in her steps, as Walker pursues a dream to become one of America's first female physicians in a society of opposition. She was swept up in unfolding events that never could have been predicted, serving under fire in the Civil War, imprisoned at Castle Thunder; championing women's dress reform and lecturing on temperance, smoking and women's abuse. She found camaraderie among soldiers on the battlefield, in Congressional hallways, and patrons of colorful Dime Museums. She charmed generals, presidents, a Queen, and newsmen. She persevered as a strong, opinioned woman who rebutted suffragist leaders but influenced the Postal Service to make changes.Walker urged women to become independent and to support themselves in a chosen occupation. She recognized her value, turning protesting into a marketing tool for women's rights.Destiny's Daughter is a creative chronology emphasizing a woman's personality resilience and achievements. Her philosophy and actions parallel the goals of many women today. She still makes a notable model to admire and follow.
|Dwight D. Eisenhower: Crusader for Peace (Men of Achievement Series)
ISBN: B0006CU14M OCLC: T. S. Denison 1970
|Escape to Freedom
ISBN: 1537705504 OCLC: CreateSpace 2017 Flight to Freedom Adrian Morgan sails from England as a bond servant surviving a hurricane to reach America. As a young adult she is strong-willed and determined to earn her freedom and start a new life in Baltimore City. But when her bond is sold to a possessive lawyer, she decides to run away to Indian Territory where freedom is guaranteed. She teams up with Daniel Dunn another bond servant who shows initiative and confidence. They combine their skills to escape but Adrian breaks her arm fighting off a horse thief. When wanted posters for them appear they take refuge traveling south on the “Trail of Tears” with Cherokee Indians forced from their homes in Tennessee. Challenged by a flood and caught up in a tornado they finally reach Pleasantville, a town that needs their help rebuilding. Adrian begins sharing her English schooling as a teacher. It seems like a dream come true! But Daniel yearns to see what lies over the next mountain. Is this what they both really want? Are those wanted posters still following them and complicating their lives? Out of Adrian’s past an unexpected threat suddenly draws them together again strengthening their friendship and renewing their bond as partners. Now they must decide whether to part or face whatever dangers are ahead. What’s beyond the next mountain tops? Alison wonders whether to take the risk, and whether she might, just maybe even find a flicker of romance in a future beyond the horizon.
|General Douglas MacArthur, military genius.
ISBN: 0513011099 OCLC: 623382 Denison Minneapolis,  A biography of a famous general from his boyhood in the New Mexico Territory, through his controversial military career, to his later years when many honors were conferred upon him.
|George Gershwin, Master Composer (Men of Achievement Series)
ISBN: B0006BW6CI OCLC: T. S. Denison 1968
|Herbert V. Prochnow, banker (Men of achievement series)
ISBN: B0006CZ7A0 OCLC: T. S. Denison 1969
|Mister umbrella man :
ISBN: 0692400222 OCLC: 910296434 Middletown, Deleware 2015. "Mister Umbrella Man" combines a collection of stories about inventions we all know! The umbrella! The potato chip! The vacuum cleaner! Peanut butter! Some were invented by one inventor, others were the collaboration of several people or companies. Some of the stories are written as though the reader is standing beside the inventor. Many of the inventions have changed very little from when they were created. Most of the inventors are not even remembered today. All the stories can be enjoyed by both children and adults. Meets common core curriculum.
|Reggie the Goat
ISBN: 1548165999 OCLC: CreateSpace 2017 REGGIE THE GOAT. Gilbert goes to the rescue shelter to buy a dog, but instead falls in love with Reggie, a goat. Together they start home, but Reggie takes a detour, dragging Gilbert through a bakery and a discount store. Cakes and cookies tumble! Hats and shoes fall to the floor. They leave havoc everywhere behind them. Exhausted they try to take a taxi home and find even a disguise doesn’t hide the fact that Reggie is a goat. Once they reach home, they are met with a dog house that is too small and no place in the basement for Reggie to sleep. Gilbert’s father finally solves their dilemma by finding a new home for Reggie at the Zoo! A fun story for every fun-loving reader.
|Reggie the goat
ISBN: 9781548165994 OCLC: 1027984273 REGGIE THE GOAT. Gilbert goes to the rescue shelter to buy a dog, but instead falls in love with Reggie, a goat. Together they start home, but Reggie takes a detour, dragging Gilbert through a bakery and a discount store. Cakes and cookies tumble! Hats and shoes fall to the floor. They leave havoc everywhere behind them. Exhausted they try to take a taxi home and find even a disguise doesn’t hide the fact that Reggie is a goat. Once they reach home, they are met with a dog house that is too small and no place in the basement for Reggie to sleep. Gilbert’s father finally solves their dilemma by finding a new home for Reggie at the Zoo! A fun story for every fun-loving reader.
ISBN: 9781500200206 OCLC: 898985751 [publisher not identified] [Charleston, South Carolina] :  “Spirit Dog” was the name the Indians called Adolphus a dachshund that traveled the Texas Road to Oklahoma Territory with Jeffery Martin and his family Adventure begins at Fort Gibson when they explore a riverboat where they discover a captive Cherokee Indian boy named Hawk. The threesome head for freedom only to be captured by fierce Osage Indians. Unlike the Indians’ wolf dogs, Adolphus is a strange new breed with a long, low body, short legs and drooping ears that fascinates the Indians. He must be a spirit! At the Osage village they are befriended by an Indian Princess called the Ancient One. An opportunity to escape comes at the annual salt boiling but now the boys hesitate leaving an ailing Ancient One behind. As their plans to escape begin to evaporate she helps them find a solution and a way back home. Their adventure brings the boys and dog closer together with their competitive spirits growing into admiration, and a new respect for living in America’s expanding West. Set against a background of history and folklore. Grades 3-5.
|The Something Egg
ISBN: 0513004734 OCLC: T. S. Denison Stuart finds a strange egg by the zoo fence and decides to incubate and hatch it for a science project.