Lois V. Harris
Children's Author

Selected Works

Biography of the artist who created colorful dreamlands. Click on title link to page with reviews and a Discussion Guide.
Award-winning biography about the famous Cowboy Artist and storyteller. Click on title link to page with reviews and a Discussion Guide.
Biography of one of the world's greatest Impressionist painters. Click on title link to page with reviews and a Discussion Guide.

Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist

Hardback and e-book; a Finalist Western Writers of America Spur Storyteller Award and A Parentsí Choice Recommended Award Winner!!!

Reviews, etc.

"This is a delightful book for young readers about the greatest artist and storyteller of the old American West---Charlie Russell." Raphael James Cristy, author of Charles M. Russell: The Storyteller's Art

"...very well done and fills a niche for younger readers that has been lacking." Sharon McGowan, Librarian, Frederic G. Renner Library, C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT

"This beautiful children's book...will be part of the Dickinson Research Center's Library Collection. Lois V. Harris selected several images from our collections to illustrate the biography...her website provides a discussion guide, a great resource for teachers." National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

"Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist is a great choice for kids interested in the West, cowboys, and art. There's also a Canadian connection - Charlie Russell spent time in Alberta, learning from the Blood Indians," says Lindsey Carmichael, http:/​/​10storiesup.blogspot.com

"The joy and hardships of the world of the cowboy literally sing from the pages like tumbling tumbleweeds across the praire," Eularee Smith, Roseburg, Oregon's The News-Review.

Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist is a fabulous example of creative, interesting nonfiction for kids...a must buy book." Tina Nichols Coury, http:/​/​www.tinanicholscouryblog.com

Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist is "chock-full of some of his most memorable paintings of the American West...a simple but lively text..." Barbara Lloyd McMichael, The Bookmonger, The Kitsap Sun and The Bellingham Herald, and The Tacoma News Tribune.

Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist makes Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Reader List, November 2010!

Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist is "an easy-to-read introduction to the works of the self-taught painter and sculptor." Cowboys & Indians Magazine

Interview about Charlie Russell: Tale-Telling Cowboy Artist Robin Dobson's blog, http:/​/​thenonfictionnook.com/​2013/​11/​04/​book-giveaway-charlie-russell-tale-telling-cowboy-artist/​

You can also enjoy Charlie's lively art work in many museums. Here are a few:
Charles M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana, The Mackay Gallery, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, California, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, National Cowboy Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, Sid Richardson Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas; and in Canada at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick, The Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police, Fort Macleod, Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Hudson's Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

(Please let me know about upcoming exhibits including Charlie's art.)