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The Flying Squirrel Stowaways

From Halifax to Boston

Marijke Simons

32 pages
Nimbus Publishing

It's wintertime in Nova Scotia and two flying squirrels are busy exploring the woods around their spruce-tree home. After a busy night of playing and gliding and snacking, they're ready to settle down and sleep all day.

But humans have other plans: the tree is cut down and packed onto a truck bound for Boston, Massachusetts. Turns out their new home has been chosen as Halifax's annual thank-you gift, the Boston Christmas Tree. The little squirrels have no idea they're about to embark on a journey across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Maine on the way to Boston. Will the accidental stowaways be discovered? And what awaits them in their new American home?

From the author and illustrator of Jigs and Reels comes a vibrantly illustrated, fun holiday story about curiosity, adventure, and making a new home.

Author Bio

Marijke Simons was born in Amsterdam in 1952 and later immigrated with her parents to Montreal. After attending McGill University, she studied teaching and returned to Amsterdam. In 1976 she moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and in 1988 set up a small teaching studio where she continues to teach art to children. She has illustrated a number of books, including Who's a Scaredy Cat by Joan Payzant, and wrote and illustrated Jigs and Reels: a Cruise in Maritime Waters .