Lynn Plourde writes another awesome kids’ book about Maine

Lynn Plourde is my favorite children’s book author. She captured me years ago with A Merry Moosey Christmas in which the reindeer take the night off and moose pull Santa’s sled.

Lynn has written more than 20 kids’ books and her latest, At One In a place called Maine, is a keeper. The illustrations by Leslie Mansmann are particularly entertaining, including the one of twin fawns eating apples off a tree.

I really like the central theme of this book about living in a place (Maine of course!) where you can sit outside and enjoy the seasons, scenery, and wildlife, and be at one with all of it.

“I live in a place called Maine,” Lynn writes in the final pages, describing some of our wonderful places “where nature welcomes all to share its beauty and its space, to touch its heartbeat, to thrive, to breath, to live.”

Me too Lynn, and we are both very lucky!


George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.