In this edition of Wild Plants of Maine, Tom Seymour has added several new wild plants, more mushrooms and some exciting new recipes to the bountiful harvest that Tom Seymour leads us to discover in Maine. From insect repellent to table fare to a relaxing wintergreen tea, Seymour identifies the source and describes the method of preparing wild plant concoctions and foods. Any person living in or visiting Maine should have Wild Plants of Maine to ensure the enjoyment of our great Maine outdoors. From the shore to the forest and from the first green of spring to the snowiest winter day, join the “best guide of all” as Seymour enjoys Maine “wilds.”
A passion for attics and anything old cultivated a love of collecting family artifacts in Norma Salway. She tells inspirational stories connecting to her roots and experiences that reveal who she is today. Readers will enjoy hearing of joys of collecting, agonies of trials, fears, and interactions with creatures on a farm.
Lewis and the Lighthouse by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben has written his first book about Lewis, a boy who lives on the coast of Maine near a lighthouse. Enjoy the tale of Lewis' exciting adventure as he races to save a ship one stormy night. With just enough suspense for young readers, this fun read-aloud book is illustrated with lively art by Robert Logan.
Taking Flight by Diane H. Schetky
Travel with poet Diane Schetky from the state of Maine that she calls home to the Arctic and even to inside lives of “Friends who have lost their way.” Taking Flight is a selection of poetry that will provoke a thoughtful journey companioned by a mindful guide.
Topsham, Maine: From The River To The Highlands by Robert C. Williams
"All of Maine’s small towns can boast of fascinating but little-known history. Fortunately, Maine can boast of curious and articulate historians like Robert Williams who tell their stories." - Bill Bushnell, Kennebec Journa
Get caught up in the lives of a small Maine town with three books set after World War II. Start with Coming Home where, Jim Johnson returns from World War II to mysteries involving family and friends. Johnson's return is filled with surprises—a body hidden in a garment bag in an empty cabin, his deceased father's association with bootleggers and his childhood friend, Joan Chaplin, now married but with an absent husband. In Return to Sender, Melonie Janus travels to Wyman Falls to investigate the death of her brother among the odd characters of the remote Maine town. Finally, in Roadside Rest, the mystery unfolds as a fellow from West Virginia comes to town with a deed to property owned by Willis Wyman and James Johnson. The West Virginian goes missing. There are more questions than answers in an investigation that includes quirky town characters. Meanwhile Jim Johnson is missing in action from Korea.
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