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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge Narrator: Jonathan Hogan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2015 ISBN: 9781490608945
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Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge has built a reputation for delivering children’s stories that are both fun and educational. Here she chronicles the rise of America’s transportation system, from the call for a National Road in 1805 to the present day. Many opposed innovations like the Model T and the US highway system, but progress marched on. Wooldridge ends with a look at what the future may hold, and challenges kids to view change in a positive way.

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  • “Great for discussion, this well-conceived picture book illustrates an interesting point about resistance to new ideas.”


  • “It can be difficult to locate nonfiction children’s materials on the subject; Just Fine the Way They Are helps fill a void.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The story has got real rhythm to it, helped along by the refrain ‘Things were just fine the way they were.’”

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About the Author

Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge is an experienced speaker and presenter who enjoys sharing her passion for writing and her experience as a writer with readers and writers of all ages. She has presented to students, community, civic and professional organizations, writing groups, library audiences, and seniors. Connie and her husband live in Richmond, Indiana, where she serves on the Richmond Symphony Orchestra Board, the Every Child Can Read Board, and volunteers for Communities in Schools. They have four grown children.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Hogan is a stage, television, and film actor. He has appeared in several episodes of Law & Order, as well as One Life to Live, As the World Turns, and Ryan’s Hope. In 1985 his performance in the play As Is earned him a Tony Award nomination.