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Madeline Island ABC Book
Marcia Henry
Illustrated by Sally Parsons

“This marvelously multi-tasking book cleverly combines the alphabet with Madeline Island history and a kid-friendly guide to the island and its wonders.”
Lake Superior Magazine

“Marcia Henry and Sally Parsons have created a delightful journey through the alphabet. Marcia’s fun loving and appealing verse coupled with Sally’s detailed artistic depiction of life on Madeline will captivate young and old as they travel through this familiar sequence. The book promotes literacy for youngsters, historical background for the older reader, and sheer pleasure for all.”—Carol Sowl, teacher, La Pointe School

• Full-color illustrations throughout
• Recommended for children ages 2 to 9
• Madeline Island ABC Book contains:
ABC verses and illustrations
A brief history of Madeline Island
An ABC Island Treasure Hunt
An Alphabet Search at the Madeline Island Historical Museum

“Very appealing. Children will love finding all the hidden details in these great illustrations. It makes learning fun.” —Constance T. Ross, director, Madeline Island Public Library

Marcia Henry was a teacher in Rochester, Minnesota, and later a professor at San Jose State University. She has lived on Madeline Island since 1996 and has written several books on reading and literacy. Sally Parsons is an illustrator who grew up in a family of artists, artisans, and teachers with ties to Madeline Island.

Distributed for Loon Commons Press

Supported by a grant from the La Pointe Center, which is funded by the people of Madeline Island, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and the State of Wisconsin

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Of Related Interest

Around the Shores of Lake Superior
A Guide to Historic Sites, Second Edition
Margaret Beattie Bogue

This is an ideal trip planner and a unique historical guide to the Lake Superior region.

Henry's book is illustrated with a painting of a bay on Madeline Island.

September 2008

LC: 2007902106
52 pp.  11 x 8 1/2  50 illus.

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Paper $18.95 t
ISBN 978-1-4243-3753-8
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