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.
"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.