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To Nicholas, a small field mouse from Massachusetts, family is everything A lovely leather journal chronicles all the important events of Nicholas's family history. When it is destroyed in a flood, Nicholas sets off on a journey in search of his uncle and a copy of the precious journal. He crosses the state of Massachusetts in Book One and his adventures take him on to Maine (Book Two) following a cousin who has taken the copy of the journal with him when he traveled down east.
Nicholas discovers just how large and diverse a state Maine is as he searches for his cousin Francis. Along the way, he ll learn a great deal about the statethe animals that live there, the geography, industries, and even the state's history. He ll make many new friends and perhaps even bump into an old friend on his travels across the great state of Maine.
Book Two in a four-book series about Nicholas's adventures in the Northeast.
About the Author
Peter Arenstam was born on a farm in western Massachusetts but grew up on the coast in historic Plymouth. He received a bachelor s degree in philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and apprenticed at the Maine Maritime Museum where he became an instructor and boat builder. Currently, Peter manages the Maritime Artisans at Plimoth Plantation where he oversees the reproduction ship Mayflower II. His writings include numerous magazine articles on nautical history and the children s book "Felix and His Mayflower II Adventures." Peter lives near the ocean in Plymouth with his wife Susan and their two daughters, Hannah and Abby.
Karen Busch Holman left the big city of New York for a quieter life in New Hampshire, but with two sons, a pair of mice, two housecats, a retired racehorse, and a house filled with artwork projects underway, it s hardly quiet!
Karen s earlier work was featured in "G is for Granite: A New Hampshire Alphabet" (Sleeping Bear Press) and its accompanying number book, "Primary Numbers." Her work can be seen on the New Hampshire Heirloom Birth Certificate and throughout the state in support of the Arts Council. Karen works in several mediums, such as pen and ink, oil, pastel, and watercolor, and we hear that she isn t quite as afraid of mice as she used to be. "