The Voyage of Yankee Lady: Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat by Judith Silva
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!
"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.