My Twelve Maine Christmas Days is the 2014 Spark Award winner! The award is presented by The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for excellence in children’s books published in a non-traditional manner. We are thrilled to have our work and the work of Book Bridge Press recognized with this award.
My Twelve Maine Christmas Days is the first book published by wooly moon books. Based on the traditional carol, it spotlights the gifts of Maine and the people who treasure and share those gifts. The words can be sung to the traditional tune, performed with motions or in costume. Two pages of Maine facts complete the book to give parents and teachers additional information to share with their students and children.
The beautiful watercolor illustrations were done by Sandy Crabtree, a Bath, Maine artist and teacher. The illustrations were based on specific locations in Maine which are identified in the final two pages.
Published by wooly moon and produced by Book Bridge Press, this is a book to be cherished by life long Mainers, those from “away” who love Maine, and Mainers who now live “away.”
Check out the video on the activities page to see these Mainers in action!
The book can be ordered by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or order it online from this site. Most orders sent media mail.
Buy Local! You can find My Twelve Maine Christmas Days and One Green Tree, Ten Chickadees at the following businesses in Maine and New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Bath: The Mustard Seed Bookstore, Lisa Marie’s Made in Maine, Island Treasure Toys,
Pitter Patter, Maine Maritime Museum
Cape Neddick : Knight’s Quilt Shop
Brunswick : Gulf of Maine Books, Hatch on Maine
Damariscotta : Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Puffin’s Nest
Freeport : Island Treasure Toys, Sherman’s
Kennebunkport: Day Trip Society, Next Generation
Yarmouth : Island Treasure Toys, Royal River Books
Portland : Lisa Marie’s Made in Maine, Sherman’s, Portland Museum of Art, Maine Historical Society
South Portland: Nonesuch Books
Biddeford: Nonesuch Books
Boothbay : Sherman’s,
Waterville : The Children’s Book Cellar
Bailey Island : Land’s End Gift Shop
Augusta : , Maine State Museum
Lincolnville: Beyond the Sea
Rangeley: Books, Lines and Thinkers
Oxbow: Deep in the Woods Gift Shop
Farmington : Devaney, Doak and Garrett
Windsor : Hussey’s General Store
Bar Harbor: Sherman’s Books
Bucksport: Book Stacks
Wiscasset : Judi’s Country Store
Bangor: The Briar Patch
Greenville : Kineo View
Portsmouth, NH: G Williker’s Toy Store