Dan and Connie Burkhardt, authors of an historical fiction book, “Growing Up With the River, Nine Generations on the Missouri,” will be signing copies of the book along with illustrator Bryan Haynes this Saturday, Dec. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. at Fern & Sycamore in Downtown Washington.
Part children’s picture book, part coffee-table book, part history book, “Growing Up With the River” tells an interesting story from a child’s perspective in chapters that focus on nine communities along the Missouri River, with each chapter set in a different generation, including 1806 in La Charrette, 1832 in Femme Osage/Dutzow, 1862 in Hermann, 1883 in New Haven, 1904 in Marthasville/Peers/Treloar, 1932 in Washington, 1959 in St. Charles, 1986 in Augusta, 2016 in Chesterfield; and 2040, about the fate of the Missouri River Valley.
“Growing Up With the River” was printed in Missouri by Walsworth Publishing.
The book sells for $19.95, and all proceeds benefit the Katy Land Trust and Magnificent Missouri, nonprofit organizations “dedicated to educating Missourians about the value and beauty of our landscape and the opportunities to conserve it for the future.”
Donations from individuals, corporations and foundations helped pay for the book so that all of the proceeds can be donated to the Katy Land Trust and Magnificent Missouri.