Josephine Pollard

Poet, author, and hymn-writer Josephine Pollard (1834-1892) wrote several one-syllable history books for children in the 1880's, as well as numerous juvenile biblical stories. Her titles are very popular with homeschoolers and parents as a way to promote reading. Among her one-syllable history books are The Life of George Washington, The History of the United States, and Our Naval Heroes.