Peter Roop

Peter Roop graduated from Lawrence University to become an elementary-school teacher. It was in his early teaching days that Roop first decided to try writing for children, and Roop persevered, writing and publishing his first short stories and articles while teaching in England. In 1980 he got his Master's degree in children's literature from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College in Boston, where he studied with Newbery Medalist Scott O'Dell.

  • I, Columbus

    By Peter Roop and Connie Roop

    Read by Pat Grimes

    My Journal 1492-1493

    A firsthand account of Columbus's famous voyage to the East, taken from his journal entries.

    "These excerpts make for engrossing reading...direct and surprisingly accessible text...delicate but fresh flavor of the ink drawings." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Aug 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Louisiana Purchase

    By Peter Roop and Connie Roop

    Read by Pat Grimes

    A guide for young readers to understand the historic purchase of land by President Jefferson.

    "...a good, concise history of the Louisiana Territory, written in terms accessible to middle-graders." - Booklist

    Released Fri Sep 30 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Sacagawea

    By Peter Roop and Connie Roop

    Read by Christina Moore

    Girl of the Shining Mountains

    Sacagawea, the Shoshoni woman who helped guide Lewis and Clark, tells her life story.

    "[Sacagawea] provide[s] insight into the discoveries and tribulations of both settlers and Native Americans." - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • An Eye for an Eye

    By Peter Roop and Connie Roop

    Read by Christina Moore

    A Story of the Revolutionary War

    A teenage girl questions her principles after her brother is captured during the Revolutionary War.

    "Chapters end in suspense and the action is steady." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged