The Penmanship of Ely Parker

Ely Parker is generally an outstanding student. Penmanship is the one exception to his academic excellence. One day his frustration with penmanship gets the best of him, and a disaster nearly erupts. After much planning and practice, penmanship becomes a strength. Later in life, he makes history with his writing.

  • Civil War Hero
  • Childhood of a Leader
  • Planning and Practice

Splash Read stories historical fiction short stories for kids. The stories are based on real events and intended to facilitate a discussion between parent and child or teacher and student. Each story teaches a lesson from the past and encourages critical thinking and problem-solving.

Splash Read stories have been read thousands of times across the globe. Books in the series have been ranked in the top 10 Kindle Best Seller list as well as the #1 New Release. While readers of all ages will enjoy the stories, they are best for children ages 5-15.