Ruth's River Dreams

Children's Book Written by Elizabeth Pickard


Ruth's River Dreams was inspired by the real life of Ruth Ferris, a woman who recorded and taught about riverboat history on the Mississippi River. Her life spanned from 1897 to 1993.


For this project I examined dozens of historical documents to create period-specific illustrations. I also provided character style, font, and formatting direction based on the author's goals, and produced the final print-ready files. 


Originally published in Ruth’s River Dreams, Missouri Historical Society Press, 2020.