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A is for Acadia

Hardcover, 32 pages, 11 x 9, Children’s, Nonfiction, Ages 4-9

ISBN: 978-1-934031-03-2

Availability: In stock


About this Book:

Mount Desert Island residents Richard Johnson and Ruth Gortner Grierson have produced a children’s alphabet book that focuses on the wonders of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.

The hardcover book, A is for Acadia, features vibrant color photographs by Johnson that highlight the island’s natural beauty. It includes, among others, images of harbor seals and barred owls as well as landscapes such as Sand Beach and Bass Harbor. Grierson’s text accompanies each image. Overall, the book is slightly more sophisticated than many ABC books with roughly 140 words per image. While it is aimed at 3- to 10-year-olds, it is fun and informative and should appeal to residents and visitors of any age. The “letter” topics range from Acadia to lighthouse to nuthatch to zoophtye.

A is for Acadia by Ruth Gortner Grierson

Mr. Johnson's color photographs of the flora, fauna, and vistas of MDI are stunning sure to elicit Wows and Awws and Oohs from all ages of readers.
––The Bar Harbor Times

Ruth Gortner Grierson

About this Author

Ruth Gortner Grierson of Bass Harbor is a former music teacher and well-known local naturalist. She has authored four books about island wildlife, including The Wildflowers of Mount Desert Island, and written



About this Illustrator

Richard Johnson moved to Bar Harbor in 1996 from Hershey, Pennsylvania, after retiring from Lifetouch Inc., where he worked as manager of the school photography business. He frequently vacationed on Mount Desert Islan



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