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The Fish House Door
  • Winner, Children's Book, 2011 Maine Literary Award
  • Gold Medal, Picture Book (All Ages), 2010 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award


Shawn comes from a long line of island lobstermen. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather have all hauled traps, baited pockets, painted buoys and cleaned their brushes on the door of the same fish house for decades. To Shawn, it's just a weathered old piece of wood with broken hinges. But when an art dealer comes to visit, he gives Shawn a new perspective on the fish house door, giving him a fresh look at the people and traditions that have shaped his past and will chart his future.

The Fish House Door

  • Written by Robert Baldwin

    Illustrated by Astrid Sheckels

    Binding: Hardcover

    Pages: 36

    Genre: Children's Books

    Ages: 4-9

    ISBN: 978-1-934031-30-8

    Publication Date: 2010

    Dimensions: 9.3 x 11.3 x 0.4

    Shipping Weight: 1.07 lbs.