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Dry Gables

Dry Gables

"Dry Gables" is a unique series of stories centered around the people who live and work in a gold-rush era small town in South Dakota. Each of the characters has their own reason for coming to Dry Gables and each offers an essential ingredient to the town's well being.

Every character embodies a way of being in the world - with unique behaviors, motivations and fears.

Is your child having a defiant, stubborn and overall challenging morning? Well, perhaps she is feeling like Johann, the blacksmith, and needs to feel independent and powerful.

Is your child quietly sitting in the corner during school playtime? Well perhaps he is feeling like Seamus O'Conner, the schoolteacher, who needs to be seen for his unique strengths and talents.

The series includes four introductory stories and then several stories focused on one of the characters of Dry Gables. Every character embodies a way of being in the world - with unique behaviors, motivations and fears. Our aim is to give parents and educators clues into what lies behind certain behavior, and then offer ideas on how to meet the behavior and 'see' the child in a new light.

Introduction Part One: A Single Stack of Stones

Introduction Part One: A Single Stack of Stones


Introduction Part Two: The Builders of Bon Homme

Introduction Part Two: The Builders of Bon Homme


Introduction Part Three: Big Hearts of Yankton

Introduction Part Three: Big Hearts of Yankton


Introduction Part Four: A Better Plan from Elm Springs

Introduction Part Four: A Better Plan from Elm Springs


Jane Meyer: Pony Express Rider

Jane Meyer: Pony Express Rider


EB Herz: Prospector, Businessman, and Mayor

EB Herz: Prospector, Businessman, and Mayor


Wilhelm Bauer: Carpenter and Designer

Wilhelm Bauer: Carpenter and Designer


Marta Bauer: Baker and Peacemaker

Marta Bauer: Baker and Peacemaker


Seamus O'Conner: Dry Gables School Teacher (and Dreamer)

Seamus O'Conner: Dry Gables School Teacher (and Dreamer)


Liesl Herz: Nurse

Liesl Herz: Nurse


Max Denken: Newspaperman

Max Denken: Newspaperman


Franz and Lena Denken: Dry Good Proprietors

Franz and Lena Denken: Dry Good Proprietors


Johann Bauer: Blacksmith

Johann Bauer: Blacksmith


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