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Cyrus Field's Big Dream book cover
Junior Library Guild medallion a Junior Library Guild Selection
Cyrus Field's Big Dream: The Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

    Cyrus Field was determined to create instant communication between North America and Europe. He met danger and numerous setbacks, but his perseverance resulted in one of the greatest achievements of the nineteenth century. The 1866 transatlantic telegraph cable changed communication forever. The book includes many archival illustrations, diagrams, a map, timeline, and "Connections to Make" (2 pages of additional sources for readers).
 
 

"An inspiring portrait of a man with a dream and his steadfast determination to achieve it." 
Kirkus Reviews

For ages 10 to adult.


 
Captain Mac book cover
John Burroughs Association SealPraise for Captain Mac
Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer
(Calkins Creek, March 2010)
    Read about Donald B. MacMillan’s long and distinguished career as an Arctic explorer—how he forged an adventurous life, despite a difficult childhood. Learn the vital role Mac played in Robert Peary’s 1908-09 North Pole Expedition. Discover how he helped pioneer the use of radio and aircraft in Arctic exploration. Experience Mac’s daring adventures and discover his contributions to environmental science and to the cultural understanding of eastern Arctic and Subarctic natives. The book includes a map and lots of photographs.

One reader said, "...you feel like you are sledging alongside Captain Mac as he explores the Arctic.
 

For ages 10 to adult.

 
Timberrr book cover
Timberrr…A History of Logging in New England
 

Millbrook Press, 2003 (Lerner Publishing Group)


    This 128-page history features more than 50 photographs and drawings, and includes a timeline, a glossary, and a map.

   For ages 10 to adult. 

Winner of a 1999 work-in-progress grant from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

A Lupine Award Honor Book


 
Ice Country Book Cover Ice Country: One Boy's Adventure in the Arctic with Commander Donald MacMillan
 
Cricketfield Press. Imprint of Picton Press, 1995
Softcover, 1997


    An historical novel of a fifteen-year-old boy who joins the crew of an Arctic expedition in the summer of 1950.

For ages 9 to 14.

 
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