To Order

Plank Road Summer
by Hilda and Emily Demuth
Crickhollow Books • paperback, $13.95 • 2009
ISBN 978-1-933987-06-4 • 176 pages • 5.5″ x 8.5″
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Plank Road Winter
by Hilda and Emily Demuth
Crickhollow Books • paperback, $13.95 • 2012
ISBN 978-1-933987-18-7 • 220 pages • 5.5″ x 8.5″
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Library Orders
Crickhollow Books titles are available from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Follett, or your favorite wholesaler or library vendor.

Trade Orders (Bookstores & Giftshops)
Itasca Book Distributing
Attn: Customer Service
3501 Highway 100 South, Suite 220
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416
Phone: 800-901-3480; Fax: 952-920-0541
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time

To order multiple copies for classroom or other program use, contact the publisher, Crickhollow Books.
Discounts: 10–19 copies, 45%
20 or more copies, 50%
Please add $5 for shipping & handling.
You can email your purchase order to info @
Terms: 30 days net. Questions, call 414-294-4319.

Plank Road Summer is a middle-grade historical novel, a story of two girls’ friendship in the summer of 1852 in southeastern Wisconsin, with an Underground Railroad subplot.

Plank Road Winter is a middle-grade historical novel set in rural Wisconsin in 1871 in the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire and the Civil War, as young Sophie and Hans (whose family is forced to flee the Chicago Fire) deal with issues of family, friendship, and the importance of making good choices in difficult times.


4 thoughts on “To Order

  1. JRfan

    How much will the book cost?

  2. Philip Martin

    To JRfan (Jerry Rice was indeed the greatest receiver!): Plank Road Summer will be $13.95, 176 pages, paperback. I’ll get more details posted later today.

    Philip Martin
    Crickhollow Books

    • Cynthia Bitto

      Our family and I are very excited about this new book about the long forgotten Plank Roads of Wisconsin, and their place in history.
      My Great-Grandfather, George W. Acklam, who came from England to America in 1838 was one of the original toll keepers for the Wilmot Plank Road at Highway 11 and Taylor Avenue in Racine, WI.
      The family lived on the Wilmot Plank Road, owning had two farms, one owned by my grandfather William W. Acklam, located near Wood Road, just North of Taylor Avenue and the other by my great uncle, Thomas Acklam, which still stands today, built in 1892, on what is now County Hwy X and Old Hwy 31.
      The name of Acklam is old English for “Land of Oaks”.
      My Mother was one of 11 children, born at home on the farm and many great stories from our family have been told.
      The news of this book, however fictional, and based on fact, will truly be enjoyed for many generations to come!!
      We look forward to meeting you at the book signing in Racine on the special occasion of Mother’s Day!!!! Thank you!!!

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