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Authors Melissa Kim, Hope Rowan, and Cake

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Authors Melissa Kim And Hope Rowan To Speak About Getting Kids Outdoors And Exploring The Natural World; Perfect For Springtime!

Beyond the Sea Bookshop Café & Gifts at Lincolnville Beach, on Friday, May 4th is hosting authors Hope Rowan and Melissa Kim, in the literary series Authors & Cake Hour, 2:30 – 3:30. Hope and Melissa will give talks and readings followed by Q&A, on their books Ten Days in Acadia, and A Snowy Owl Story and more from the Wildlife on the Move Series, while all enjoy layer cake and coffee, with an option of a 25% discount on purchases of event books. Reservations required. Fee $10.00. FMI: Info@BeyondTheSeaMaine.com

About Ten Days in Acadia: A Kid’s Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island, by Hope Rowan:

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.


· 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

About Wildlife on the Move Series, A Snowy Owl Story, A Little Brown Bat Story, A Monarch Butterfly Story, A Blanding’s Turtle Story: by Melissa Kim:

The Wildlife on the Move series of board books is a publishing partnership between Maine Audubon and Islandport Press. The goal of the series is to bring well-written, engaging stories about wildlife migration, conservation, and respectful human interaction with nature to a Pre-K through second-grade audience. Islandport writers, editors, and designers work with naturalists at Maine Audubon to produce a scientifically accurate, narrative nonfiction story that is gorgeously illustrated and designed to appeal to a young audience.

Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of the Wildlife on the Move books help to fund Maine Audubon's outreach programs for underserved preschools.

About the Authors:

Melissa Kim is the author of ten children’s books (including a series of books on endangered animals), one adult guidebook, and countless articles for children’s magazines. She has worked as a writer and editor for more than twenty years in New

York and London. Currently the children's and young adult book editor at Islandport Press, she has a BA from Brown University and a Masters from New York University. She has also served as the editor of Habitat, the magazine of the Maine Audubon Society. A Snowy Owl Story, the first title in the Wildlife on the Move Series (created in partnership with the Maine Audubon Society), was called “full of science and purpose” and named one of the best bird books of 2015 by the National Audubon Society. Kim currently lives in Maine with her husband and son.

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 Systems (GIS) Professional. Her first tent camping in Maine was in a crib and she was introduced to the trails of Acadia from her father’s shoulders. Hope’s vacation experiences in Acadia led her to attend the College of the Atlantic where she received an advanced degree in Human Ecology. Now she lives on Mount Desert Island with Acadia National Park as her backyard