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Maine: Acadia & Penobscot Bay

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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One Man's Meat

USE43
E.B. White
Tilbury House Publishers
1997
279
0884481921
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
By the author of "Charlotte's Web," a collection of observant and often humorous essays about daily life on a Maine saltwater farm. A wonderful portrait of coastal small-town life, originally published in 1938.
$16.95

Acadia National Park Wildlife

USE438
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2008
158355355X
PLASTIC CARD
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A handy, shirt-pocket guide with color illustrations of commonly encountered wildlife in Acadia.
$6.95

Maine Map

USE416
Rand McNally Maps
MapLink
2008
2
0528882929
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This road map (1:600,000) includes city plans, a mileage chart and points of interest.
$5.99

Acadia National Park Map

USE154
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2002
2
0925873950
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed topographic map of Acadia, shown at a scale of 1:35,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

Moon Handbook Acadia National Park

USE322
Kathleen M. Brandes
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
280
1631210238
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide combines an overview of the history, culture and nature of Maine's Acadia National Park and neighboring Bar Harbor, with practical information for travelers. The book also features photographs, maps and illustrations.
$19.99

Down East, A Maritime History of Maine

USE246
Lincoln Paine
Tilbury House Publishers
2000
180
0884482227
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Maine's maritime history, from the coastal travel of Native Americans to the Basque fishing industry to the pleasure boating of today, incorporating ecology, culture and art into its well-researched history.
$14.95

The Lobster Coast

USE355
Colin Woodard
Penguin Putnam
2005
384
0143035347
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating cultural history of coastal Maine as seen through the lobstering industry.
$18.00

An American Vision, Three Generations of Wyeth Art

USE180
James Duff
Bulfinch Press
1994
0821216562
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated collection of the work of three generations of the Wyeth family, including N.C., Andrew and James. It shows how the three men have tackled similar themes and landscapes in their art.
$35.00

Lobster Chronicles, Life on a Very Small Island

USE352
Linda Greenlaw
Hyperion
2003
238
0786885912
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A former swordboat captain, and a fine writer to boot, Greenlaw returns to the small Maine island where she grew up and takes up the lobstering life. A wonderful depiction of coastal Maine, the lobster industry and a tiny community bound to the sea and each other.
$15.99

The Edge Of Maine

USE367
Geoffrey Wolff
National Geographic
2005
144
0792238710
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
A portrait of the coast of Maine, its culture, geology and history, by a writer long familiar with the region. With chapters on lobsters and boat building (among other topics). A volume in the series National Geographic Directions.
$20.00

The House by the Sea, A Journal

USE61
May Sarton
W. W. Norton & Company
1995
288
0393313905
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
One of many journals by May Sarton, who moved from New Hampshire to live alone in a house on the seacoast of Maine. She writes beautifully on the topics of aging, solitude, nature, gardening, food, relationships and, of course, life in coastal Maine.
$21.00

Empire Falls

USE220
Richard Russo
Vintage Books
2002
496
0375726403
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel lovingly set in a fictitious Maine mill town. Russo has composed an entertaining and poignant portrait of what lies beneath the facade of small-town New England life.
$16.95

The Cider House Rules

USE46
John Irving
Ballantine Books
1997
560
0345417941
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This is John Irving's story of a teenage orphan named Homer Wells who lives in rural Maine. Growing up under the tutelage of Dr. Wilbur Larch, an abortionist and administrator of the local orphanage, Homer must face the moral dilemmas that surround him.
$18.00

The Country of the Pointed Firs and other Stories

USE181
Sarah Orne Jewett
Random House
2010
144
1935554107
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A much-loved novel, first published in 1896, set in a tiny fishing community along the coast of Maine. It evokes the leisurely summer atmosphere of 19th-century New England and especially the relationships among the townsfolk.
$10.00

The Maine Reader, The Down East Experience, 1614 to Present

USE57
Charles Shain (Editor)
David R. Godine
1997
524
1567920780
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
An excellent anthology covering the gamut of the state's culture and history, from early European explorers to the 20th century works of Carolyn Chute, Rachel Carson and John McPhee.
$20.95

Maine, The Seasons

USE224
Terrell S. Lester
Alfred Knopf
2001
192
0375411186
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A celebration of Maine featuring 127 color photographs and essays by Maine writers: Richard Ford writes on winter, Elizabeth Strout on spring, Ann Beattie on summer and Richard Russo on fall.
$37.50

Reading the Forested Landscape, A Natural History of New England

USE07
Tom Wessels, Brian Cohen (Illustrator), Ann Zwinger (Introduction)
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
200
0881504203
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this entertaining, informative book, the history of the New England forest unfolds like a mystery novel. Wessels examines the character of the central New England forest through the clues left behind by fires, logging, storms and economic fads.
$21.95

Settled in the Wild, Notes from the Edge of Town

USE494
Susan Hand Shetterly
Algonguin
2010
256
1565126181
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Shetterly perfects captures the rhythms and interplay of rural life and nature in these meditative essays on life in coastal Maine.
$21.95

The Maine Woods

USE62
Henry David Thoreau, Edward Hoagland (Contributor)
Penguin Putnam
1988
480
0140170138
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The essential companion to a canoe trip on the Allegash or other wanderings in Maine.
$17.00

The Secret Life of Lobsters, How Fishermen and Scientists are Unraveling the Mysteries of our Favorite Crustacean

USE340
Trevor Corson
HarperCollins
2005
299
0060555599
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
Corson unravels the behavior of lobster and lobstermen on Little Cranberry Island in the Gulf of Maine. Besides dealing with the lobstermen-scientist row over quotas, the book offers an in depth look into the social behavior of these strange (and strangely abundant) crustaceans.
$14.99

Life Between the Tides, Marine Plants and Animals of the Northeast

USE351
Jill Fegley, John Moring, Les Watling
Tilbury House Publishers
2003
158
0884482537
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, convenient guide to habitats, invertebrates, fishes and marine plants, written for the University of Maine's Sea Grant program.
$15.00

Maine Trees & Wildflowers

USE446
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2008
1583554114
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This plastic card illustrates 140 common species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers.
$7.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

USE06
Brian Cassie, Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446761
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, easy-to-use overview of 1,000 New England's trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects and other flora and fauna. It also provides an extensive overview of the area's geology, weather patterns and natural sites.
$23.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$27.95

New England Wildlife

USE234
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551735
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated, fold-out, pocket-size guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.
$7.95

More Books

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

The Most Beautiful Villages of New England

USE42
Tom Shachtman
Thames & Hudson
2007
208
0500018006
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
New England's most picturesque towns and villages are presented through 240 full-color photographs. Accompanying descriptions fill in details about each town's history and architecture.
$40.00

Against the Tide, The Fate of the New England Fisherman

USE44
Richard Adams Carey
Houghton Mifflin Company
2000
381
061805698X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A discussion on the crisis that faces the New England fishing industry from a journalist who spent a year among the fishermen of Cape Cod.
$21.95

Andrew Wyeth, A Secret Life

USE88
Richard Meryman
HarperCollins Publishers
1998
464
0060929219
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive look at the artist Andrew Wyeth, his life, family and works. Meryman traces three generations of the artistic family, discusses the Maine and Pennsylvania landscapes that inspired the reclusive Andrew, and describes each major work of art.
$26.99

N.C. Wyeth, A Biography

USE90
David Michaelis, N. C. Wyeth
HarperCollins Publishers
2003
560
0060089261
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An enthralling biography of the patriarch of the Wyeth clan that examines his career as illustrator of popular adventure novels, as well as the artist's darker side.
$29.99

Moon Handbook Coastal Maine: Including Acadia National Park

USE363
Hilary Nangle
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
504
1631212702
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, highly recommended guide to the places and pleasures of Coastal Maine, including highlights in and around Portland and Acadia National Park.
$21.99

North to Katahdin

USE368
Eric Pinder
Milkweed Editions
2005
178
1571312803
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Pinder, a native New Englander and former coordinator for the Appalachian Mountain Club, combines anecdote, interview, natural history, commentary on conservation and future prospects for Katahdin and surrounding Baxter State Park in this homage to the mountain and to Thoreau, who ventured into the Maine woods in 1846.
$15.95

Andrew Wyeth, Memory & Magic

USE384
Anne Knutson
Rizzoli International
2005
224
0847827712
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A critical study and celebration of the work of Andrew Wyeth, encompassing more than 50 years of his paintings and drawings.
$55.00

The Art of Monhegan Island

USE385
Carl Little, James Wyeth (Introduction), Arnold Skolnick (Editor)
Down East Books
2004
112
0892726482
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Resident expert Carl Little introduces the art and artists of Monhegan, the remote island community of painters and lobstermen.
$40.00

October, or Autumnal Tints

USE569
Henry David Thoreau
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
127
0393081885
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Henry David Thoreau considers the red maple, elm, sugar maple and scarlet oak in turn in this classic ode to autumn -- not as the season of senescence but of ripeness, fullness, and maturity. Originally published in 1862, this handsome new edition is illustrated with Lincoln Perry's full-page watercolors and includes an introduction by Thoreau biographer Robert Richardson (Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind).
$17.95

For Kids

Miss Rumphius

GEN207
Barbara Cooney
Penguin Putnam
1985
32
0140505393
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Miss Rumphius travels the world over the course of the years, but in the end, she learns the importance of making the world a better place. A children's story about the value of beauty and wisdom, with fine illustrations. For ages 4-8.
$7.99

Blueberries for Sal

USE211
Robert McCloskey
Penguin Putnam
1948
69
0670175919
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A timeless children's classic of Maine in the summer, winningly illustrated by the great Robert McCloskey. Sal and her mother go blueberry picking but find they must share their berries with a mother and baby bear.
$17.99

One Morning in Maine

USE212
Robert McCloskey
Viking
1976
64
0670526274
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This is McCloskey's charming sequel to Blueberries for Sal, in which Sal loses her tooth, digs for clams and crosses to the mainland in a motorboat. Suitable for readers ages 4 to 7.
$17.99

Calico Bush

USE214
Rachel Field
Aladdin Books
1998
224
0689822855
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
First published in 1931 and long-beloved, this is the story of a French orphan in the New World who must indenture herself to a Maine family in exchange for food and shelter. Appropriate for readers aged 9 to 12.
$7.99

What the Sea Left Behind

USE216
Mimi Gregoire Carpenter
Down East Books
1991
32
0892721235
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This beautiful picture book depicts the many kinds of sea life, pebbles and rubble that can wash up on the beach in Maine. An illustrated survey of the intertidal zone for kids ages 5-7.
$10.95

Birdie's Lighthouse

USE218
Kimberly Bulcken Root (Illustrator), Deborah Hopkinson
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2000
32
0689835299
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A taut, compelling account of one little girl's brave vigil set on Turtle Island, Maine in 1855. Birdie Holland steps in to save the day when her father, the lighthouse keeper, falls ill. For readers ages 4 to 9.
$7.99

Island Boy

USE219
Barbara Cooney
Penguin Putnam
1991
40
0140507566
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The coming-of-age tale of a 19th-century boy, who left his island home off the coast of Maine, to seek his fortune as a sailor, before returning to the island to marry and settle down.
$6.99

Project Puffin, How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock

USE221
Pete Salmansohn, Stephen Kress
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
40
0884481719
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Biologist Stephen Kress describes how he and his "puffineers" saved the puffins of Maine in this introduction to bird conservation for readers ages 8 to 12. Winningly illustrated with photographs of puffins.
$12.95

The Sign of the Beaver

USE222
Elizabeth George Speare
Harcourt Books
1983
144
0395338905
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A young adult novel set in Maine just after the French and Indian War, in which a young colonist is rescued by Indians. For readers 10 and up.
$17.99

Stories from Where We Live, The North Atlantic Coast

USE252
Sara St. Antoine, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator), Trudy Nicholson (Illustrator)
Milkweed Editions
2004
290
1571316434
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A substantial anthology of writings about this North American ecoregion, from Newfoundland south to Delaware -- wonderfully useful as a young person's guide to people, nature and place. Ages 9 to 14.
$10.95

Seabird

OCE79
Holling C. Holling
1978
PAPER
Literature
61
0395266815
Houghton Mifflin Company
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Across four generations and around the world, by whaler, clipper, steamer and airplane, Holling traces American seafaring through the eyes of an ivory gull in this illustrated classic. Ages 9-12
$11.95

Homer Price

USE295
Robert McCloskey
Puffin
1943
146
0670377295
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The first six episodes in the life of Homer Price, pitched at ages 8-12, including one in which Homer and his pet skunk capture robbers and another about a donut machine on the rampage.
$16.99

Time of Wonder

USE328
Robert McCloskey
Viking
1957
63
0670715123
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The captivating tale of two girls on vacation in Maine by the author of Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine and (of course!) Make Way for Ducklings. It won the Caldecott Medal in 1958.
$19.99

Out of the Deep, A Mystery in Acadia National Park

USE414
Gloria Skurzynski
2008
160
1426302517
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The Landons travel to Arcadia National Park in Maine for the tenth installment of the popular mystery series.
$4.99