Mary Evanson Bleckwehl has a Masters Degree in Educational Management from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She has taught in elementary schools in Iowa and Minnesota and has held administrative positions in higher education in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Iowa and Minnesota.
As a child growing up on a dairy farm in northeast Iowa, Mary Evanson Bleckwehl loved school and had nightmares about not getting up in time to make the bus. She did make it to school every day and has now created Henry, an imaginative first grader who is in a predicament every morning as his family just can't seem to get him to school on time. Using years of teaching experience and stories from school children she taught, Mary has created a touching tale that will resonate with every child from 3 to 93, one that reminds our inner soul that there are things we just aren't in control of.
Together with her husband, Mary has raised a daughter and two sons and lives in Northfield, Minnesota. She still spends plenty of time in schools as a substitute teacher and a volunteer. She attempts to be on time...but may be related to Henry a bit in that department!
Mary has a new release Henry! you're hungry AGAIN? revealing Henry's next problem: he isn't such a healthy eater. Brian Barber, illustrator for both Henry! books, and the author, make a great duo when it comes to creating a book that makes one giggle. This book shows us we're not all so different. At some point, we LOVE our junk food, as Henry does in this new release.
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