"I heard it coming a mile away, chasing chickens and scattering hay. Through Uncle Ben s General Feed Store, (lucky for him, he had opened the door). Over the fence, the airplane appeared, driving a stampede of panicking steer". Thus begins this delightfully illustrated children s book Barnstorming, The second of the Uncle Tom books by Uncle Tom Merriam. Full of rhythm and rhyme, and just plain fun, Barnstorming is great to read to younger children and just as much fun for older children to read aloud.
This is the endearing story of Little Chief, a young bison, who is chosen to replace a retiring elder at Beech Hill Farm and Bison Ranch. He is unsure about leaving his friends, moving to a new place, and coping with the journey. To his surprise, Little Chief is warmly greeted at his new location by a chicken named Abigail Frizzle. He is put to ease by her kindness and desire to make him feel welcome. Little Chief quickly learns that it only takes on friend to make you feel at home! Parents and educators will enjoy discussing this story by award-winning children's author, Robin Taylor-Chiarello and illustrator, Lisa Bohart.
Written by Robin Chiarello, illustrated by Steven Lester "Limbo" has already won the Mom's Choice award. It is a great and simple book for children. Speaking of some of America's darkest history, the simple text helps children visualize and see the challenges one can over come and how a lovely woman from our local Fryeburg can provide grace and honor in the end. The illustrations are beautiful. The message can teach the next generation.
"Sandytown is a great place to be, a community of love and diversity. Blue Lobster has returned to his beloved sea colony in time for the winter holidays and he wants to celebrate them all. Enjoy this wining tale of friendship and respect. For more books by Robin please go to her website: www.robintaylor-chiarello.com"
"There once was a yak who carried a sack, a very big sack, upon his back. Tired of carrying the sack on his back, the yak decided to attack.
Thus begins this delightfully illustrated children s book by Tom Merriam, full of rhythm and rhyme, and just plain fun, Yak Attack is great to read to younger children and just as much fun for older children to read aloud".
Take a look around you. No matter where you turn, you'll see something being delivered--from the newspaper that gets tossed onto the front step each morning, to the pyramid of cans in the grocery store; from the flowers in the marketplace, to the gasoline at the filling station. Just how did everything get where it is? It was all delivered, of course! By land, sea or air, by driver, messenger, or postal worker, in the city or the country, someone somewhere is making a delivery right now. A simple, rhythmic text and exuberantly colored illustrations invite young readers to take a look at the deliveries occurring all around them., The more they look, the more they'll see!
Anastasia Suen and Wade Zahares' most recent picture book from Viking, Window Music, was deemed "a magical excursion" by Publishers Weekly and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated book.
Liberty should shine here on this island, Bartholdi decided, where she can welcome all to America.
The story behind Liberty’s construction and the visionaries who made it happen Liberty Rising
The Statue of Liberty stands as a powerful symbol of freedom to all. But what is her story? How did she come to be? From conception to construction, each element of the Statue of Liberty has a fascinating story of its own: a face bearing the likeness of the creator’s mother; a hand and a torch traveling alone to America; seventy train cars packed with pieces.
Pegi Deitz Shea's inspiring and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates the visionaries behind the statue and the process by which they carried out the design and building of one of the world’s most important monuments.
Lonely Specks The hedonistic '70s, Topanga Canyon-- Dufy Loche-the beautiful 18 year old daughter of bohemian, neglectful parents-- escapes her fractured family to the East Coast to pursue her dream of becoming a modern dancer. She meets an older man named Bruce whose break with reality leaves her riddled with grief... After her marriage to Marcus turns sour 25 years later, Dufy, now a successful nurse-midwife and mother of two living in Portland, Maine, meets Alan Harp, a mentally ill, homeless painter. But when she leaves her family for him, she almost gets herself killed and has to escape. Faced with a variety of life-changing decisions, she is forced to grapple with her need to rescue. Years of stuffed anguish and despair, which she'd buried "under layers of old hurts" erupt and she is forced to ponder the trajectory of her life and how to claim what's left. Facing down her mess feels unfathomable, but she decides she must. In Lonely Specks, Shellie Leger gives us a novel in lean and precise language replete with humor layered over deep sadness, blunt honesty, and blunt accounts of sex. There's a steady focus on questions of grave importance-when is love good and when is love bad? What does it mean to be crazy? What does it mean to be happy? Lonely Specks is a novel of engrossing vigor on the nature of redemption and longing.
Dr. Robert C. Williams retired to Lovell, Maine, and has used his educational background combined with his love of history and finely-honed writing skills to produce this history of the town of Lovell. Read this book and follow the settlement from the survey of the Merrimack River in 1652 through the famous battle at Pequawket in 1725 to the current struggle between the forces of development and preservation. Williams haunted local archives and state collections of Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire to produce this comprehensive history. The writing is enlivened by current and historical photos and illustrations. Lovewell's Town provides entertainment and insight for the serious Maine historian or local history buff. For the historical researcher Williams has added a very thorough index. About the author: Dr. Robert C. Williams (Ph. D., Harvard, 1966) is a semi-retired historian and the author of numerous books and articles in modern Russian, European, and American history. He has taught at Williams College, Washington University in St. Louis, Davidson College and part-time at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He first came to his grandfather's summer camp on Kezar Lake in West Lovell in 1939. He and his wife Ann now live permanently in Center Lovell.
From his phenomenal collection of over 25,000 articles and stories of the Maine Woods, Steve Pinkham has selected more of the most exciting old hunting and fishing tales, as well as stories of animal encounters, lumbering, canoe trips and tall tales for this sequel to Old Tales of the Maine Woods. Ranging from 1845 to 1905, this book also covers the Maine Woods from Magalloway to Moosehead and Mopang to Madawaska. Most people know that Thoreau went to Maine several times, wrote eloquently about his travels and coined the phrase "Maine Woods." Now for the reader will get to read more stories by many more known and unknown men and women who also travelled to northern Maine and wrote about their experiences of penned fictional stories set in the backwoods. Included are brief biographies and portraits of the known writers. For the unknown authors, Pinkham has included appropriate pictures. In his first volume, Pinkham included histories of each region; for this volume he has included many early bits of fascinating information for each chapter.
As a reporter – print, radio, television and personal appearances – Derr created essays bringing us face to face with heroes of the last 80 years. Derr interviewed Hall of Famers from almost every sport. He also knew world leaders, royalty, industrialists, entertainers and retained friendship with his favorites – plain ordinary people, like himself.
His contacts included Presidents Hoover, Nixon and Eisenhower, a golfing friend, also golfers Bob Jones, Babe Zaharias, Donald Ross, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, E. Harvie Ward and Tar Heel Johnny Bulla. He had tea on visits with Mohandas Gandhi, whose son, Devandas, arranged their meeting. Baseball friends included Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth, whose obituary he voiced from Paris. CBS colleagues included Red Barber, Edward R. Murrow and Arthur Godfrey.
Derr’s reports were never sensationalized or exaggerated, which was the mode for reporters during his career. He loved reporting, “telling the story” and he loved people as a two-way street. Their emotional response showed the lasting friendship of those who passed by his Place at The Table in the press boxes of the world.
As he neared 95, John still shared his history, wit and wisdon. Almost daily he stopped by the Old Sport Gallery and Bookshop in downtown Pinehurst, NC. When not on a speaking tour he’d visit and with very little urging would tell about his 128 yard hole-in-one at the age of 91. None since, regrettably, but worth trying.
From his phenomenal collection of over 22,000 articles and stories of the Maine Woods, Steve Pinkham has selected many of the most exciting and old hunting and fishing tales, as well as stories of animal encounters, lumbering, canoe trips, and even a few ghost stories for this book. Ranging from 1849 to 1913, the book covers the Maine Woods from Magalloway to Moosehead, and Mopang to Madawaska. Most people know that Thoreau went to Maine several times, wrote eloquently about his travels and coined the phrase "Maine Woods." Now for the first time the reader will get to read stories by many of the other known and unknown men and women who also travelled to northern Maine and wrote about their experiences or penned fictional stories set in the backwoods. Included are brief biographies and portraits of the known writers. For the many anonymous authors, Pinkham has included appropriate pictures of the region where the story took place and other pertinent information from his vast sources. Visit the website at: www.oldtalesofthemainewoods.com
Steve Pinkham grew up in western Maine, hearing old stories of hunting and fishing, and has spent much of his life hiking, paddling and discovering the many wonderful places in the backwoods of Maine. Having spent the past ten years searching for articles and books, following up on clues, and spending a vast amount of hours in libraries and historical societies, he published his first book, Mountains of Maine in 2009. Selecting from his vast collection for this book, he now spends his time writing and publishing articles and books about the Maine Woods from his home in Quincy, Massachusetts.
While at her home in Center Lovell, Maine, author Robin Taylor-Chiarello listened to a radio announcement that a blue lobster had been caught off the coast. Robin has used the blue lobster as a vehicle to talk about differences and the desire for everyone seeking acceptance.
Have you wondered why you're not feeling well? Are you ready to do more than just band-aid your symptoms, and instead get to the true cause of your discomforts? What if you, yourself, held the answers? In The Need for Balance: Body, Mind, Spirit, share a woman's personal journey of how she overcame her own health issues. Through kinesiology, she learned a variety of techniques to bring her body back into balance-physically and emotionally-allowing a spiritual awakening to occur. With over twenty years of experience, she now teaches that you have the ability to do this as well, allowing you to be your healthiest self. She explains how to let go of your past in order to move forward, in genuine happiness and abundance. This allows your light to shine and your soul to guide you on your journey of the human experience. The Need for Balance: Body, Mind, Spirit, is organized in a way for you to freely navigate whatever your needs may be. You may easily begin in any chapter. Part 1: The Physical Body - Learn how to muscle test to find causes of discomforts and the possibilities of what those might be. Part 2: The Mind/Emotional Body - Discover techniques to assist you to let go of all past traumas. Part 3: The Spiritual Body - Share this couple's story, once their souls have united, as they set out on a spiritual journey like no other.
What do an educator, a mechanic, a salesman, a housewife, an engineer, and an artist, have in common?
'The Voyage of Yankee Lady' tells the story of six very different sailors, all retired, who cruised three modest sailboats, on modest budgets, for three thousand miles along the Canadian and American waterways that surround New England. They found their way into almost ninety harbors and anchorages, watched the weather, coped with storms, solved mechanical problems, and viewed magnificent scenery.
Their encounters with whales, stops at rural fishing ports, and experiences with friendly Americans and Canadians will make you wish you were there. Anyone who dreams of retiring and going on adventures will enjoy their lively, exciting, and often funny experiences.
A long voyage is taken one day at a time. 'The Voyage of Yankee Lady' will inspire you to brave new waters and live to tell the tale!
A journey of whim, humor, and self-discovery along the Connecticut River When retired CEO Ramsay Peard, 61, called his old friend David Morine, 59, and asked the longtime conservationist if he wanted to canoe the Connecticut River, Morine said he'd do it under one condition: no camping. "We'll rely on the kindness of strangers." And that's what they did. Mooching their way down the river and staying with strangers every night, Morine and Peard got an inside look at such issues as the demise of farming, the loss of manufacturing, gay rights, and Wal-Mart versus Main Street, and they were able to delve deep into the lives of complete strangers. But Morine soon realized the one life he never dug into was Peard's. After spending a month with him in a canoe, he had no idea that his friend's innermost thoughts had taken a fateful course. Written in the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, this book will be treasured by conservationists, canoeists, and old friends still seeking a thrill. Everyone else will be delightfully entertained.
This is the story of our voyage to the Bahamas. It is a positive narrative; a testimonial to human kindness. We discovered the warmth and hospitality of the Bahamian people. We found a supportive community of fellow boaters. We visited small villages and beached our dinghy on uninhabited islands. We explored caves and snorkeled in a three dimensional underwater world. We stared back at iguanas. We coped with adverse weather, groundings, mechanical breakdowns, health worries, and a bout with the Gulf Stream.