Sylvia’s Books

Creating An Enchanted Place
Have you ever sat in a classroom and dreamed of being somewhere else, an enchanted place perhaps? This book combines the knowledge and attitudes of over 60 years of successful teaching and work in creating enchanting learning places with the tenets of the Secret, the Universal Law of Attraction. It describes, documents, explains, and suggests ways, some new and some Biblically old, to look at classrooms and learning places. It is a fascinating read about the holy task of teaching. It is novel at times, and a workbook at other times. It is always passionate.

Pioneer Women of the Northwest:

There are books about pioneers that depict some of the history of the Great Migration West. Some of the women are well known and much has been written and spoken about them. This book is different. It grew from the loving looks into family trunks, family trees, or out of conversations with the oldest resident, or research and material from various historical societies and libraries of the northwest. The students in the class Women of the Northwest, Unsung Pioneers at Oregon State University during the bicentennial provided most of the material. If you had an ancestor or know anyone who had an ancestor who gathered in St. Louis, Missouri for the trip west, you probably will find the name in this book. It is the compilation of pieces of the lives of incredible women who traveled the Oregon Trail or ended up in the Oregon Territory.

America First, Again:
This book takes you back to the founding principles that gave this country its uniqueness. If you have wondered what’s happened in the last few decades to this great and noble experiment called the United States of America, read this book. If you have wondered what has happened to our schools, this grandma who has spent seven decades serving in various levels of education, describes the transformation. Dr. Tucker is a well-known educator who is willing to lay it on the line as she sees is.

7 thoughts on “Sylvia’s Books

  1. I love your writings, Grandma Tucker. Your expressive style draws the reader into important thoughts for all generations. You refresh an American pride we now 65-year old members of high school Class of ’65 well recall from our elementary and middle school years. So, so many today do not have a grandma in their lives. Through your writing you touch our hearts, straighten our backs and refresh the need to believe in better tomorrows for America.

  2. I am so looking forward to reading your books, especially about the pioneer women. Both of my parents came west in covered wagons. Nora Gates, my dad’s mom, settled in Cimarron, Colorado, with three boys and two girls. I have seen her cabin, (the size of a postage stamp) but never stepped inside. I was ten, too busy to stop. Now, I would give anything to stand in there & embrace the moments. I was told my grandmother kicked my grandfather out of the “house,” she caught him playing cards with friends. Nora Gates raised sheep and was involved in the war between the cattlemen and sheep men/ (women). There are so many questions I could have asked, but everyone is gone. I drove through the Cimarron this fall, coming back to Bonsall, it is a breathtaking beautiful trip in high rocky mountains. I swear I felt the connection.

  3. Dear Dr. Tucker,
    I just saw the article about in Lifestyle Magazine. I was one of your students at National University in the late 80″s for the Early Childhood Master program. You left such a blueprint in my brain and I have never forgotten about you! I even have brought you up to my husband several times….only to find out we have been neighbors…I am in Temecula. I would love to chat with you at some point if you have the time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *