The Old Mainer and the Sea (Hardcover)

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By Mari Dieumegard (Illustrator), Jean Flahive
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Eben goes out fishing one day, rowing six miles from his island home towards the harbor on the mainland, hauling in cod as he goes. But a porpoise tangles his lines, fog rolls in, and an accident leads to a broken oar. Lonely, tired, and adrift, Eben is almost ready to give in to the embrace of the sea, when rescue comes in an unexpected form. The Old Mainer and the Sea is allegorical tale about the circular nature of hope and deliverance.

About the Author

Mari Dieumegard was born and raised in Alaska, but her home is a yellow house with purple doors near a lake in Maine which she shares with her husband and two children. She is a graduate of the Maine College of Art with a BFA in Painting. Her work can be found online at and in personal collections across the United States. Jean Flahive has a passion for shedding light on lesser known pieces of Maine history, blending historical realities with works of fiction. She is co-author of two children's picture books, Remember Me, Tomah: Joseph's Gift to Franklin Roosevelt, which won a 2009 Moonbeam Gold Award, and The Galloping Horses of Willowbrook, which was a finalist in the 2012 Maine Literary Awards. She is also the author of two young adult historical fictions, Billy Boy, the Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine and Railroad to the Moon, Elijah's Story. Jean and her husband live on the coast of Maine.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781944762278
ISBN-10: 1944762272
Publisher: Islandport Press
Publication Date: October 24th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English