Monday, May 21, 2012

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Apples With Many Seeds.

My selection is "The cornflake king : W.K. Kellogg and his amazing cereal," written by Edwin Brit Wyckoff.

Wycoff tells the rags-to-riches story of breakfast cereal giant W.K. Kellogg in simple language that is enriched by period photographs.  Kellogg, born in 1860, had only a sixth grade education.  His first job was working in his father's broom factory.  He eventually became an accountant for his brother's sanitarium, where he developed the process of making flaked cereal . . . the rest, as they say is history. 
Kellogg went on to become a well-known philanthropist -- founding the W. K.  Kellogg Foundation which focuses on helping children and the disadvantaged.  His interest in Arabian horses led him to create the Kellogg Arabian Ranch.  He donated the facility to the State of California and it is now the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, a research and educational facility on the campus of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.


Perogyo said...

I love history books with period photos! Plus we love cereal... so this looks like a winner to me!

Tammy Flanders said...

Thanks for contributing to Nonfiction Monday this week. This does look like an interesting read.

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