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  • Under the Night Sky
    Under the Night Sky

    Under the Night Sky

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    Winter has a special beauty for those living in northern climates--even for those who live in cities. And winter nights can provide the most spectacular sights of all! To her son's great surprise, a working, single mom breaks her routine one night and rushes her son downstairs to join their neighbors as they spontaneously celebrate the beauty of the northern lights--the aurora borealis. Nature is the central character in this story, and the spell it weaves provides this mother and son with a special moment they can look back on with great happiness.
  • Unplugged
    Unplugged

    Unplugged

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    Ella is really frustrated. Lately it seems like the whole family has forgotten how to be together. Instead of playing Hangman and making waffles, everyone is talking on cell phones, playing video games, and using the computer. What's a girl to do? When Ella finally makes her move, it gets everyone's attention. At first there is some confusion--could Ella just want a cell phone of her own? But Ella makes clear that what she really wants is her family back. Will they all agree that it's time to make some changes?
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    Unsettled Past, Unsettled Future

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    UNSETTLED PAST, UNSETTLED FUTURE, by Neil Rolde, delves into the headlines that have been full of controversy over casinos, racinos, land claims settlements, and sovereign rights for Native Americans in Maine—and how it’s likely that we’ll be talking about these complex issues for some time yet. A capable historian with an enjoyable narrative style, Neil Rolde puts these controversies in context by telling the larger story of Maine Indians since earliest times.
  • Voyages: A Franco-American Reader
    Voyages: A Franco-American Reader

    Voyages: A Franco-American Reader

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    In VOYAGES, edited by Barry Rodrigue and Nelson Madore, dozens of voices celebrate--in essays, stories, plays, poetry, songs, and art--the Franco-American and Acadian experience in Maine. They explore subjects as diverse as Quebec-Maine frontier history, immigrant drama, work, genealogy, discrimination, women, community affairs, religion, archeology, politics, literature, language, and humor. The voices, themselves, are equally diverse, including Norman Beaupré, Michael Michaud, Ross and Judy Paradis, Susann Pelletier, John Martin, Béatrice Craig, Michael Parent, Linda Pervier, Alaric Faulkner, Ray Levasseur, Yves Frenette, Paul Paré, Yvon Labbé, Rev. Clement Thibodeau, Bob Chenard, Denis Ledoux, Josée Vachon, Greg Chabot, Jean-Paul Poulain, Stewart Doty, Rhea Côté Robbins, and many others. This is a rich resource and an engaging read, one that will resonate with many.
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    9780884486411cover

    Welcoming Babies, 2E

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    Everyone marvels at babies: parents, grandparents, siblings, even other babies are fascinated by babies! Now available in paperback, WELCOMING BABIES visits with people around the globe and looks at the diverse ways they treasure new life.
  • Well Out to Sea
    Well Out to Sea

    Well Out to Sea

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    What's it like to live on an island twenty-two miles out to sea? Where there are only three dozen winter residents? Where the local economy is lobstering? Period. Where your most reliable source of transportation off the island may be a small Cessna and the airstrip is dirt (or snow or mud)? Where, if the forecaster says the storm is headed safely out to sea, you know it's coming your way? Eva Murray moved to Matinicus in 1987 to teach in its one-room school. She married an island man and stayed to raise their family there. Over the years she's written a number of lively columns and articles for mainland publications. These are the stories of that unique community, of an interdependence that is all too rare these days but necessary for this island's survival.
  • When the Bees Fly Home
    When the Bees Fly Home

    When the Bees Fly Home

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    It’s frustrating for young Jonathan, the son of a beekeeper, when he isn’t quite strong enough to help his dad with some of the work on the farm. Sometimes his father is irritable with him, and it’s worse now, because the family is struggling to make ends meet during a drought, and their bees aren’t making much honey. When Jonathan’s mom stays up late one night to make beeswax candles to sell at the local farmer’s market, Jonathan comes downstairs to help. He puts his own skills to work modeling small wax animals and insects to decorate the candles—which prove so popular that they come home from the market with orders for lots more.
  • While You're Here, Doc
    While You're Here, Doc

    While You’re Here, Doc

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    In WHILE YOU'RE HERE, DOC, Veterinarian Brad Brown never knew what to expect when he was called out to a farm to deal with a sick cow or an injured horse. Invariably the cash-strapped farmer would say, "While you’re here, Doc" and rattle off a list of surprise medical chores that weren’t part of the original call. But whether he was trying to geld a spooked stallion in a blizzard or found himself in the middle of an all-out fracas involving a monkey’s abscessed tooth and a shotgun, Dr. Brown took it in stride, with great affection for his four-legged patients as well as his two-legged clients. James Herriot, Baxter Black, and E. B. White rolled into one and wearing rubber boots, Brad Brown gives us a wonderful set of stories from the life of a country vet.
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    9780884486398cover

    Who Belongs Here? 2E

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    WHO BELONGS HERE? tells the story of Nary, a young boy fleeing war-torn Cambodia for the safety of the United States. To some of his new classmates, however, he is a "chink" who should go back where he belongs. But what if everyone whose family came from another place was forced to return to his or her homeland? Who would be left? This story teaches compassion for recent immigrants while sharing the history of immigration in America and some of the important contributions made by past immigrants. It is used in schools everywhere for units on immigration and tolerance.
  • Wilderness Partners
    Wilderness Partners

    Wilderness Partners

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    WILDERNESS PARTNERS, by Phyllis Austin, tells the story of Buzz Caverly, who first joined the ranger staff at Baxter State Park in 1960, when the new park was just taking shape under the direction of Helon Taylor and the park's donor, Percival Baxter, who wished the park to be "forever wild." Caverly's legendary career in the park--one of the most unusual wilderness areas in the nation--culminated when he became park director in 1981. Over the years he saw tremendous changes in attitude about land conservation, public access, and park management. From the "Wild West" days of the 1960s to the intensely managed years of the 1990s and beyond, the clash of personalities and politics is entertaining and inspiring, and reveals the minefield of people and issues Buzz had to negotiate to save the park's wilderness character.
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    William Irvine

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    William Irvine: A Painter's Journey features a stunning selection of his work, from early abstractions to an array of landscapes inspired by Maine but also by Scotland, England, and France.
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    9780884486367cover

    Woolly and Me

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    With whimsical illustrations, a child describes the many ways in which her woolly mammoth is one of the world’s best pets, accompanying her everywhere and sharing her daily activities with keen enthusiasm and loving gentleness.
  • Worthy of Sea
    Worthy of Sea

    Worthy of the Sea

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    WORTHY OF THE SEA, by Maynard Bray and Tom Jackson, explores the life of Knud Aage Nielsen and his boats and how his boats remain highly prized by their owners today for their construction quality, sensible arrangements, comfortable accomodations, and, above all, their seaworthiness. Contains many plans and photographs to study and enjoy.
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