About the Author


Walter C. Kilgus , author and grandfather of Emma and Bess, practices law in Northern Illinois, and lives with his wife Joann at the edge of the “Great Woods.”


Contact the author at wkilgus@yahoo.com


About the Artist


Craig Howarth , who hails from Durban South Africa, has illustrated over fifty books, including many children’s stories.

He has, once again, provided the marvelous illustrations for the author’s narrative in Bess Takes a Ride .






Copyright © 2009 Great Woods Books by Walter C. Kilgus