Snowman Jacks and Rabbit Tracks
If you have ever needed encouragement from friends to begin a major project, you will relate to the main character. If you are a parent, you will understand the importance of support and invitation to try something new.
Snowman Jacks wants to explore and have fun, but he does not believe he can run. Because Jacks does not believe in himself, he is afraid to try, even though a friend encourages him repeatedly. Jacks’s desire grows stronger and stronger until he decides to move.
About Margaret Smolik (Austin, Minnesota Author)
My family and I escaped Croatia during World War II, lived seven years in Austria, and came to the United States in 1952 when I was nine years old. War and new cultures impacted me deeply, and I had to overcome many challenges, but I was blessed with a variety of opportunities. I earned bachelor and master degrees at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, and taught English for many years including communication skills at North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, Iowa. I am a certified copy editor and author of three books including a memoir about my early life. Several poems have been published in Lyrical Iowa, a yearly publication of the Iowa Poetry Association.
My husband and I raised four children in Osage, Iowa. I am active in my church and community and am a member of Alpha Writers, the local writers' club, Iowa Poetry Association, and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. I attend many conferences and speak to various groups about my memoir.