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Ten Days in Acadia

A Kids' Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island

Softcover, 104 pages, Travel/Guidebook, Middle Grade, Ages 8-12

ISBN: 978-1-944762-09-4

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$12.95

About this Book:

Come along with Hattie to hike ten different trails on beautiful, iconic Mount Desert Island. Hattie, 12, and her family describe their summer vacation to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island, hiking the trails, discovering and observing plants and animals, swimming in lakes, and enjoying the occasional ice cream cone, too! By writing Ten Days in Acadia from a fictional kid’s point of view, author Hope Rowan has created a new way to interest kids and get them excited about being outdoors. Beautiful color drawings by Maine artist Jada Fitch illustrate field notes of common flora and fauna. Full-color trail maps, color photographs, hiking tips, rainy-day ideas, and other resources make this a valuable family companion.

Includes:

  • Large overview map of Mount Desert Island
  • Color trail maps of each hike, with trails marked by level of difficulty
  • Photos of each hike
  • Illustrations and field notes of animals and plants you might see on each hike
  • Hiking and safety tips
  • Rainy-day resources and ideas
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"Motivating the next generation of passionate stewards to care for America's natural and scenic wonders requires that adults find new ways to inspire our children. Thanks to Hope Rowan and "Ten Days in Acadia," the next wave of young conservationists will be well on their way."
—Earl Brechlin, Registered Maine Guide

"It’s entirely different from the many other Acadia guides out there. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a hiking guide like it anywhere."
––Aislinn Sarnacki, Bangor Daily News

July 6: Meet Hope Rowan

July 6: Meet Hope Rowan

On Thursday, July 6, author Hope Rowan will be signing copies of her new guidebook for kids, "Ten Days in Acadia" at the Marina in Northeast Harbor, Maine from 11 a.m. - noon. The pop-up event is created by Island Readers & Writers to promote summer reading. To learn more, visit here.

July 11: Meet Hope Rowan in Bar Harbor

July 11: Meet Hope Rowan in Bar Harbor

On Tuesday, July 11, from 7 to 8 p.m., Hope Rowan, author of "Ten Days in Acadia," will have a book talk and signing at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. FMI: 288-4245

July 20: Meet Acadia hiking guide author Hope Rowan in Newport

July 20: Meet Acadia hiking guide author Hope Rowan in Newport

Hope Rowan, author of "Ten Days in Acadia," will do a brief reading and talk, followed by a book signing. 6:30 p.m., Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St., Newport. FMI: 207-368-5074

July 26: Meet Hope Rowan

July 26: Meet Hope Rowan

On Wednesday, July 26, Hope Rowan will be signing "Ten Days in Acadia: A Kids' Guide to Hiking Mount Desert Island" at Sherman's Books & Stationery, 56 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Maine from 7-8 p.m.

August 17: Meet Hope Rowan at Wendell Gilley Museum

August 17: Meet Hope Rowan at Wendell Gilley Museum

On Thursday, August 17, Hope Rowan ("Ten Days in Acadia") will visit Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Visit for a conversation about the book, make handmade bookmarks, and get your book signed. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Hope Rowan

About this Author

Hope Rowan likes looking under seaweed, mucking around in dirt, and studying maps. She has spent the past fifteen years creating, designing, and teaching children about maps as a certified Geographic Information Syste

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