Have you ever wondered why Swiss cheese has holes? You'll find out
in this story about a Swiss cheese maker named Casper Jaggi.
Casper Jaggi was only 6 years old when his father taught him how
to make cheese in the Swiss Alps. In 1913, Jaggi left Switzerland in
search of new opportunities in the United States. Like many other
Swiss, he settled in Green County, Wisconsin, where the rolling
hills dotted with grazing cows reminded him of home. And soon, he'd
be turning cow's milk into cheese, just as he did in Switzerland.
The book opens the doors to Jaggi's Brodhead Swiss Cheese
Factory—the largest factory of its kind in Wisconsin in the 1950s.
Archival photos help illustrate, step-by-step, the process Jaggi and
his workers followed to transform 2,000 pounds of milk in a copper
kettle into a 200-pound wheel of Swiss cheese.
Jaggi was one of the many European immigrants who helped
establish Wisconsin's reputation for delicious cheese. The artisan
cheese makers crafting award-winning cheeses today are continuing
this rich tradition in America's Dairyland.
For young readers, this is the story of the young Ringling
Brothers of circus fame. The books tells the inspiring story of the
seven sons of German and French immigrants who were guided by their
dreams to escape poverty through hard work and ambition
Eat Rutabagas is the story of a father's dream to produce the best
rutabagas anyone has ever eaten. Jerry's dad knows that no one can
resist the delicious taste of breaking ground rutabagas. Follow Jerry
and his dad as they plant, harvest and sell the cream of the rutabaga
crop. Illustrated by Annika Beatty-Andersen
Stormy is the story of a boy and his calf as they grow up together
and teach each other the lessons of life. Jerry looked forward to the
day when he would have his very own calf. Finally, the day comes, and
things don't turn out quite as Jerry had planned. Experience the love
and the pain that a boy goes through as he raises his calf.
Illustrated by Annika Beatty-Andersen