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Ten Days in Acadia

A Kids' Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island

Hope Rowan Jada Fitch

100 pages
Islandport Press
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, a hiking guide and nature journal, from a 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 illustrations by Maine artist Jada Fitch depict landscapes as well as field notes of common flora and fauna. Full color trail maps, hiking tips, rainy-day ideas, and other resources make this a valuable family companion.
Author Bio
Hope Rowan likes plunging into tide pools, 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. She remembers eating M&Ms under the stars on top of Cadillac Mountain, canoeing in coves at dusk, and picking quarts of blueberries on the quiet side of the island. Hope's summer vacation experiences in Acadia led her to attend the College of the Atlantic. Now she lives on Mount Desert Island with Acadia National Park as her backyard.Jada Fitch grew up in a family-built log cabin in Sebago, Maine. Much of her childhood was spent attending art classes, doing craft projects, and building forts at her grandparents' general store. She is the author and illustrator of the children's book, "Tea with Hazel."  The illustrator of the Wildlife on the Move series of board books, she now resides in Portland, Maine, with her husband, Philip, and dog, Daisy. When she's not at her desk drawing, she's usually out birding, or knitting and watching nature documentaries.