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    That Yankee Cat

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    THAT YANKEE CAT, by Marilis Hornridge, is the best reference guide to the first truly American breed--the Maine Coon cat. This newest revised edition includes up-to-date breeding facts, new stories, old legends, color photos, and other information essential to anyone who has fawned over a cat with ear tufts, a neck ruff, "britches," or a glorious banner-like tail. You'll also find an updated appendix listing a variety of additional resources about the Maine Coon, and a comprehensive manual of cat care helpful to any cat owner, no matter what breed they fancy.
  • A1 Diner, The
    A1 Diner, The

    The A1 Diner

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    The A1 DINER, by Sarah Rolph, starts in 1946 when Worcester Diner #790 arrived by truck and was installed at 3 Bridge Street in Gardiner, Maine. Under the name of Heald's Diner, it served employees of Gardiner's mills and factories with an emphasis on ample portions served quickly. The diner is still at 3 Bridge Street, still a marvel of efficiency and art modern design, still a local gathering place, still serving the same warm, flaky biscuits. But under the ownership of Mike Giberson and Neil Anderson since 1988, the little A1 Diner (as it is now known) draws customers (and restaurant reviews) from far and wide with its wonderfully eclectic menu (you can order Bouillabaisse or meatloaf), its emphasis on fresh, local food, and its upscale deli and specialty food store next door, A1 To Go. This is a small business success story, filled with characters from either side of the counter, packed with recipes and kitchen notes, enjoyable down to the last bite.
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    The Art of Francis Hamabe

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    One of Maine's most beloved artists, Francis Hamabe was born in 1917 in Orange, New Jersey, to a Japanese father and Swedish mother. He served in World War II and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Moving to Maine in 1947, Hamabe established himself as a sought-after painter, printmaker, ceramicist, and pupeteer. A dedicated teacher he was the first art instructor at the Farnsworth Art Museum and later taught at the University of Maine at Machias he also served as art director for Down East and Maine Life magazines and for the state's first public television station in Orono.
  • Catboat Era, The
    Catboat Era, The

    The Catboat Era

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    THE CATBOAT ERA, by John M. Leavens, takes us to Newport, R.I. When we think of Newport at the end of the nineteenth century, we think of life lived large--big houses, big yachts, big money. But like the diversity of people to be found in any waterfront town, there was a diversity of watercraft in Newport waters. In among the yachts are found the workboats and other small craft. John Leavens took a look back at the humble catboat, and found a wealth of information about its origin, its builders, and its owners.
  • Cranberry, The
    Cranberry, The

    The Cranberry

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    THE CRANBERRY, by Stephen Cole and Lindy Gifford, explores how a wild fruit became a cultivated commodity; the American cranberry contains equal amounts of holiday symbolism and antioxidants. Its evolution over the past century is a surprising story of risk, enterprise, conflict, and the tension between tradition and innovation. The cranberry is characterized by the distinctive regions--from Cape Cod to the Pacific Northwest--where it is grown. But the diminutive fruit has also changed the life and landscape of these places. THE CRANBERRY harvests stories, images, and observations to tell the unusual tale of an American subculture dominated by this tart little red fruit.
  • Eye of the Whale, The
    Eye of the Whale, The

    The Eye of the Whale

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    In THE EYE OF THE WHALE by author/illustrator Jennifer O’Connell, a distress call was radioed to shore by a local fisherman off the coast of San Francisco. He had discovered a humpback whale tangled in hundreds of yards of crab-trap lines, struggling to stay at the water’s surface to breathe. A team of volunteers answered the call, and four divers risked their lives to rescue the enormous animal. What followed was a rare and remarkable demonstration of animal intelligence that has been celebrated around the world.
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    The Far Side of the Moon

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    This graphic retelling of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission follows astronaut Michael Collins, commander of the lunar orbiter, to the far side of the moon.
  • Goat Lady, The
    Goat Lady, The

    The Goat Lady

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    In THE GOAT LADY, by Jane Bregoli, an elderly French Canadian named Noelie often drew criticism from the Dartmouth, MA, townsfolk because she kept a herd of white goats in her yard. Neighbors complained that the animals were noisy and unruly and that the house was unkempt. The author and her children befriended the old woman and found that she was gentle and kind. When Bregoli's daughter asked her to paint a picture of the Goat Lady, the artist painted a series of portraits and eventually exhibited them in a local art museum. The paintings helped others in the community to look past Noelie's mismatched clothes and odd ways and recognize her humble goodness.
  • Hidden Coast of Maine, The
    Hidden Coast of Maine, The

    The Hidden Coast of Maine

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    Ken Textor and photographer Joe Devenney bring readers on a guided tour of the Maine coast. The pair separately--and occasionally on assignment together--have turned over many stones in this varied 3,000-mile-long coastline, seeking out and recording its moods, seasons, and secrets. Now they are sharing their rich accumulation of images and insights.
  • Land in Between, The
    Land in Between, The

    The Land in Between

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    In THE LAND IN BETWEEN, by Beatrice Craig and Maxime Dagenais, the "land in between" is the upper Saint John Valley, a region straddling the Maine-New Brunswick border. A zone of contacts between different Native American cultures until the arrival of the Europeans, it was disputed by the British and the French in the colonial period and settled by Acadians and French Canadians in the eighteenth century. To this day, it has remained the site of a distinct French American culture, and its residents have striven to preserve their specificity and unity despite the international boundary.
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    The Lemonade Hurricane

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    In THE LEMONADE HURRICANE, Emma doesn't really like hurricanes. After a busy day of school and activities, Emma likes to sit still and rest. Her little brother, Henry, does everything but. She calls him The Lemonade Hurricane. Henry is a lot of fun when he's not storming through the house, so Emma decides to teach him how to be still. By showing him how to sit, bow, and breathe - simple mindfulness meditation techniques - Emma is able to calm the hurricane within Henry.
  • The Life In Your Garden
    The Life In Your Garden

    The Life In Your Garden

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    Gardeners can play a significant role in helping to sustain native plant diversity and providing refuge for threatened species of insects and sanctuary for birds, amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals.
  • Lunch Thief, The
    Lunch Thief, The

    The Lunch Thief

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    In THE LUNCH THIEF, by Anne C. Bromley, Rafael is hungry because someone stole his lunch. His mom had packed his lunch bag with two burritos, a bag of corn chips, some carrots, and an apple. Once a week she tucks in a slice of her special lemon pound cake. Rafael saw Kevin, a new kid in his class, sneak his lunch bag from underneath his desk and tuck it in his backpack. But how can he do something about the theft without picking a fight?
  • Mushroom Man, The
    Mushroom Man, The

    The Mushroom Man

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    THE MUSHROOM MAN, by Ethel Pochocki, is a story about a cheerful but homely man who works in a windowless mushroom farm living a lonely existence until he seeks out and finds a special new friend.
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    The Nesting Quilt

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    Maya is a going to be a big sister! Family and friends are getting ready for the new baby. Nana says they are nesting, just like the birds they love to watch. But what can Maya do? With help from a little bird, a kind Nana, and scraps of cloth, Maya creates the perfect gift just in time for the new baby. Includes easy-to-follow instructions for making a quilt.
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