Nebraska Authors

Fjeril Hess

Born 1892-08-27 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died ≈ 1963

Places Lived

Omaha, NE: 1892-?

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Education; Childrens fiction


AB, 1915, MacMurray College, Jacksonville IL, 1915
special courses, 1924, Columbia University, New York, NY
LHD (honorary), 1946, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL


Teacher, Editor, Writer

Places Worked

Ranch school, Big Smoky Valley, Nevada, 1915-16
Ogden Utah High School 1916-18
Foreign community work, Pasaic N.J. and Pittsburgh 1918-19
Social work with Czech govt, 1919-21
(cont. in Misc. section)


Decorated Order of White Lion (Republic of Czechoslovakia)


Member Masaryk Inst. Folk Festival Council
Member Phi Nu Club


Social Aspects of the Schools in Prague. 1921.
High Adventure. 1925.
The Magic Switch. 1929.
Buckeroo. 1931.
The Mounted Falcon. 1932.
Sandra's Cellar. 1933.
The House of Many Tonuges. 1934.
Saddle and Bridle. 1935.
Shanty Brok Lodge. 1937.
Castle Camp. 1938.
Toplofty. 1939.
Leather Pants. 1941.
Handkerchief Holiday. 1942.
WACs at Work. 1944.
Fly Away Home. 1946.

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