Fishing for Numbers: A Maine Number Book
by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Our next stop as we Count Our Way Across the USA is to Maine where we can listen to the call of the loon, hike through the Eastern white pine forests, or enjoy a clambake at the beach while watching whales splash in the ocean. Fishing for Numbers is packed with enough Maine facts, lore, and history to keep readers fishing for hours. Readers will learn why Maine is known for their shipbuilders, how fast a puffin can fly, and which is the only domestic cat native to North America. There is even a recipe for a traditional baked bean supper. Cynthia Reynolds, author of L is for Lobster: A Maine Alphabet, is an eleventh-generation Maine native. She summers on Pleasant River Lake in Maine. The rest of the year she dreams of Maine from her home outside Ann Arbor. Jeannie Brett has illustrated several books including L is for Lobster: A Maine Alphabet. She lives in York, Maine.
- Dewey: 974.1
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585360352): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2005, 07/08/2005
- PDF (9781627531245): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627533089): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Geography, Math & Science
- Series: America by the Numbers
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.3
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 105052
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers (JNF013030)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General (JNF025170)
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Author: Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
Cynthia is an award-winning journalist. Her byline has appeared in newspapers, magazines and books. She first launched her quest for intriguing words and lilting rhymes when she wrote L is for Lobster: A Maine Alphabet and S is for Star: A Christmas Alphabet. Cynthia and her husband Mark have three children, Chip, Ben and Elizabeth.
Illustrator: Jeannie Brett
Jeannie enjoys visiting elementary schools around New England, sharing with both students and educators her original artwork, her love of the natural world and her excitement about the process of illustrating and writing children's books. Jeannie studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She lives in York, Maine, with her husband Greg, and their three children, Gregory, Sophie, and Lee. They share their home with a horse named Bailey, a wonderful Newfoundland, Cali, and two enormous cats (brothers) Macaroni and Tortellini.