Captivated by the beautiful illustration of a bird on the cover of From Nana’s Window, a quick glance at the author’s name told me it is Margaret Grouse. Very appropriate for a book about birds!
But I got that wrong. Her name is Margaret Gouse and she’s a recent college and law school graduate who grew up on Maine’s southern coast. As a young girl, she carried around her Audubon field guide to identify birds in her backyard.
I was entranced by the illustrations of Esther Safford, Margaret’s nana. And each illustration generated a short poem from Margaret, often including the calls of the bird.
Even if you are not an avid bird watcher, like Linda and me, you will enjoy both the poems and the illustrations in this book published by Maine Authors Publishing.