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Monhegan Island-Maine with Children

Monhegan Island-Maine with Children

Trying to get away from it all? Visit Monhegan Island, Maine! A square mile in area, the island is only accessible by boat.  Commercial boats leave from Port Clyde, Boothbay or New Harbor and if you have access to your own boat, there are a few private mooring spots as well. Once your step off the boat, you quickly realize there are very few cars.  This makes for...

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Review: Fairy Houses-Maine with children

Review: Fairy Houses-Maine with children

A week on an Island sounds like a wonderful way to spend a vacation, and on top of that, Kristen’s parents promise her a surprise when they arrive.  As soon as the ferry lands, Kristen starts guessing what the surprise might be. Is it the lighthouse?  The sandpipers? The seals? As her family sets out for a walk, she stumbles across…. Fairy Houses!  Her...

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Review: Miss Rumphius-Maine with children

Review: Miss Rumphius-Maine with children

 “In the evening, Alice sat on her grandfather’s knee, and listened to his stories of faraway places. When he had finished, Alice would say, “When I grow up, I too will go to faraway places, and when I grow old, I too will live beside the sea.” “That is all very well, little Alice,” said her grandfather, “but there is a third thing you must do…You must...

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Review: Nicholas:  A Maine Tale-Maine with children

Review: Nicholas: A Maine Tale-Maine with children

If you’re exploring the state of Maine, this is a great book to start things off.  Nicholas is a small brown mouse from Massachusetts who is trying to find his cousin Francis.  All he knows is that his cousin lives somewhere in Maine and as with many young mice who have not done much traveling, Nicholas has no idea how big Maine really is.  There are just...

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André The Famous Harbor Seal

André The Famous Harbor Seal

  Andre the Famous Harbor Seal, written by Fran Hodgkins and illustrated by Yetti Fenkel, tells the true story of the incredible bond between André the seal and Harry Goodridge, the harbormaster of Rockport, Maine and the twenty-five years they spent together. The story opens by explaining that today you aren’t allowed to catch wild seals, but that in 1961...

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