L is for Lobster: A Maine Alphabet
Illustrations by Jeannie Brett.
Mitten Press, 2001.
From the Penobscots, Passamaquoddies, Puritans, Pilgrims, and the proud people “Down East,” L is for Lobster highlights the special people, places, groups, animals, and features that make Maine magical.
The rhymes and text woven from A to Z teach readers of all ages about the wonders of Vacationland, “the way life is meant to be lived.” Rediscover the deep, rich woodlands and sparkling ocean playgrounds of Maine on an alphabetical journey.
This is my first children’s book and it remains dear to my heart since it speaks of my heritage—I’m an 11th generation Mainer who spends summers on a remote lake Down East. I was fortunate to have the chance to help select the illustrator for both books. The children’s librarian in York, Maine (my parents’ hometown) gave me Jeannie Brett’s name, I knocked on her door, and nine months later our names appeared together on our first children’s book. It was a thrill.