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Andy’s Surprise — An Allagash Tail – Volume 8

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Coming Soon, New Releases, Nonfiction, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr   Andy — What A Moose, ayuh! Sometimes surprises can go two ways! The story is about a Maine moose who one day receives the biggest surprise ever. Geared for the three-year old and up, the tale takes place in the heart of New England’s wild river-the Allagash. The account is based on an event I witnessed one day when working as a Maine park ranger. The publication, an illustrated 600-word book, contains 16 full color drawings and 4 coloring pages. ‘Andy’s Surprise’ is perfect for the young of age and young of heart. All readers, in Maine or out of Maine, will enjoy this treasure from the wildest part of the northern woods. PRODUCT DETAILS: (Buy from the Purchasing Section, below) PAPERBACK EDITION Paperback: 24 pages Publisher: Caverly & Manzo...

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Marvin and Charlie: Or Duck Meets Beaver — An Allagash Tail – Volume 1

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Coming Soon, Nonfiction, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr A collection of tall tails for the whole family. Perfect to be read around the campfire or when tucking the little campers into bed. Swim with Marvin Merganser, a fish-eating duck that usually has very bad luck, but his sympathy for a watery neighbor changes all of that. Feel compassion for Charlie, the White Water Beaver. Charlie is cross-eyed and narrow tailed and dreams of a better life. See if he can overcome life’s adversities in this charming “tail” for the ages.   This is the book that started it all! A charming set of stories for families to read together, or separately. Just think — a duck and a beaver began the whole thing!   PRODUCT DETAILS: (Buy from the Purchasing Section, below) PAPERBACK EDITION Paperback: 35 pages Publisher: Caverly...

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Wilderness Wildlife: Animal Antics from the Allagash — An Allagash Tail – Volume 3

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Coming Soon, Nonfiction, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

Animal Antics from our Nation’s Premiere Wild and Scenic River-the Allagash by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr   Who was Henry David Thoreau anyway? Ever since Henry David Thoreau visited the Allagash, thousands of people have flocked to Maine’s North Woods to enjoy, deer, moose and the call of the loon. But do we really know what goes on in the animal world? What if we could talk to the animals, what might they say? Find out by reading “Wilderness Wildlife.” Float with Carl the Wise Old Canoe as he travels the Allagash and learns of the animal antics that his Allagash friends are having. Delight with Oscar “the awkward Osprey” when he falls out of the sky and finds the most unusual thing ever, astound to the chilling “tale” about how two young hunters tumble into...

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An Allagash Haunting: The Story of Emile Camile — An Allagash Tail – Volume 2

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Coming Soon, Ghost Stories, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

Book 1 in the North Maine Woods Trilogy of The Allagash Tails by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr “A damping cloak of darkness approaches . . .” A violent Thunder storm is building and ten-year-old Olivia is canoeing and camping deep in the Maine woods. Travel with  Olivia and her family as she learns about one of our nation’s wild rivers and discovers an unknown secret about her mother; when she comes face to face with the last thing anyone could expect.   The three of books in THE NORTH MAINE WOODS TRILOGY: Book 1: An Allagash Haunting: The Story of Emile Camile Book 2: A Wilderness Ranger’s Journal: Rendezvous At Devil’s Elbow Book3: Headin’ North: A Tail of Two Diaries These three books are part of the greater collection of ALLAGASH TAILS (see below for link)...

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Wilderness Ranger: Rendezvous at Devil’s Elbow — An Allagash Tail – Volume 4

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Coming Soon, Ghost Stories, Leicester Bay Books, Nonfiction, The Allagash Tails Collection

Book 2 in the North Maine Woods Trilogy of The Allagash Tails by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr In the dark of night there is always something else! There is a always special feeling to the Allagash (those of you who’ve been there know!); a sense of adventure, the thrill of getting away from it all! In the prequel to the popular An Allagash Haunting, but written afterwards, the family has only been on the water for four days and already Livy has experienced enough to last a lifetime. In this mystery-adventure paddle with  Olivia and her family as they canoe Northern Maine’s most famous wilderness river The Allagash. The three family members have only been on the river for four days and already they have experienced enough to last a life time. Looking at a map...

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Headin’ North: A Tale of Two Diaries — An Allagash Tail – Volume 5

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Coming Soon, Leicester Bay Books, Nonfiction, The Allagash Tails Collection

Book 3 in the North Maine Woods Trilogy of The Allagash Tails by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr Red sky at night, Sailors delight Red sky at morning, Sailors take warning… Remembering her grandfather’s dire weather forecast, a young girl stares at the morning’s inflamed sky. Traveling by canoe deep in the Maine woods is not where Olivia should be-but that’s exactly where she is. Suddenly— lightning strikes the nearby shore, nearly jumping the girl out of her skin. Looking towards the sound, the youth sees the apparition of a log cabin floating over a vacant lot. Inside the building a young ranger is looking out—the pair exchange unintended smiles—under the aroma of a blown out match, the scene fades. This is the third and final book of the exciting North Maine Woods trilogy, detailing a family’s...

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Franklin Manzo, Jr — Illustrator

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Authors

Frank was born and raised in Millinocket, Maine where he attended Stearns High School. He retired to his family homestead after working as a software engineer for over 25 years. He has since worked as the Editor of a local newspaper, is noted as a local photographer, and also works in the Millinocket School System. Frank has always enjoyed pursuing art and sharing his drawings with his children. He is an avid hiker and enjoys being able to share his love of the North Maine Woods by illustrating these Allagash Tails. The author has established a FACEBOOK fan page — HERE Visit THE ALLAGASH TALES COLLECTION at Leicester Bay Books BOOKS IN PRINT: Andy’s Surprise — Book 8 of the Allagash Tails Collection (Print Version Only) The Ranger and the Reporter — Book 7 of the Allagash Tails Collection...

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Tim Caverly — Author

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Authors

Tim is a Maine author who worked for the Department of Conservation for thirty-two years. During that career he was the manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks and spent eighteen years as Regional Supervisor of the Allagash Region. In 1999, Tim retired from state service and began a second career in the Millinocket school system, where he worked for five years. Tim currently lives in Millinocket with his wife, Susan and Sandy, their golden retriever. Tim has written six books about the north woods, one of which, An Allagash Haunting, has been made into a stage play and adapted into an “over the air” radio broadcast. Tim and Susan have been invited to speak about their books and experiences at countless schools, libraries, retirement communities, and colleges throughout New England. And through their “New England Reads” program...

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The Ranger and the Reporter — An Allagash Tail — Volume 7

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Leicester Bay Books, New Releases, Nonfiction, The Allagash Tails Collection

Tales from Maine’s National Scenic and Wild River Written by Tim Caverly Illustrated by Franklin Manzo, Jr. What’s in a Name? “A Rose by any other name- would smell as sweet. But a Trillium is still a Stinkin Benjamin.” — Jim Clark Cub reporter Margaret Woodward has been given an assignment she doesn’t want! The editor for the Penobscot Basin Times has sent her to interview retired ranger James Clark; a secretive Maine woodsman. Others’ have tried to write the man’s story; but none have been able to break through the outdoorsman’s blunt exterior. Instructed to complete the report –Margaret visits Bangor’s assisted living community; where “old man Clark is expected to live out his final days.” In this sequel to the popular book “Solace”–tag along with our reluctant newspaper trainee who struggles to uncover the mysterious ordeals of...

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Solace — An Allagash Tail – Volume 6

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Historical Fiction, Leicester Bay Books, New Releases, Nonfiction, The Allagash Tails Collection

Tales from Maine’s National Wild and Scenic River Allagash Lake — Reloaded Written by Tim Caverly Illustrated by Franklin Manzo Jr. If your grandfather could give you anything— What would it be? 23 year old Jim Clark is about to find out! During his third year of college a young man is forced to abandon school and leave his classmate and friend Susan behind. Jim returns to the family farm only to face one hardship after another. Broke and with debt mounting; Jim’s world falls apart. Then one day, while cleaning out the attic of his now empty colonial home, Jim discovers an envelope–yellowed with age. The letter is from a grandfather he’s never met and it instructs Jim to go to Allagash Lake and retrieve an heirloom “for the sake of the family!” Follow along as Jim treks...

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The Headless Ghost Boy of Little Geronimo

Posted on Sep 11, 2017 in Apparitions of America Series, Ghost Stories, New Releases, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Shelley Bingham Husk inspired by the story “The Boy” which originally appeared in short story form in Ghost Stories of Texas by Ed Syers Now a novel for young people and their parents to read together (or separately) on a dark and stormy night! After so many requests to investigate the unexplainable, following their solution to the Ghost of Little Elm Lake mystery the previous summer, Paxton and Carter founded a ghost hunting society. Along with Carter’s little brother, Dalton, the boys have been busy with new mysteries throughout the school year. Now that it’s summer again, Paxton and Carter are into it neck deep. Dylan, Paxton’s female cousin, still living in Texas, has called with news of a new ghost — but it’s not just a story. This particular ghost comes into Dylan’s house and touches her...

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Daniel Light and the Children of the Flaming Sword — Book 6

Posted on Aug 5, 2017 in Children of the Orb Series, Coming Soon, Fantasy, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by C. Michael Perry ABOUT BOOK SIX: THE CHILDREN OF THE FLAMING SWORD What if you could control time? What if you only thought you could control time? The Prophecy continues to guide and influence the second generation as two children, human youths of unique abilities, are called on to infiltrate a part of the kingdom that no Enchanter or any other magical being has been able to penetrate. Hugh and Gillian are thrown together, not unwillingly for they have liked each other since they were very young, to succeed where no human or Enchanter has been able to. Their human journey is a truly magical one as they begin to break the barriers of the once impenetrable Forest of Bala, where Darkness is Queen. True to the Realms of the Crystal Orb, other ancient forces are still at...

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Daniel Light and the Exile of Aradon — Book 5

Posted on Aug 5, 2017 in Children of the Orb Series, Coming Soon, Fantasy, New Releases, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by C. Michael Perry A Journey of Magic and Mystery Through the Realms of the Crystal Orb ABOUT BOOK FIVE: Daniel Light and the EXILE OF ARADON What if the person you came to care for most was the only one who stood between you and what you wanted most? The conquest for the eradication of the Dark has been taken up by the second generation. Daniel’s children, and the children of his associates are now embroiled in the great quest to rid the Realms of the Darkness. Daniel’s eighteen-year-old daughter, Caelith, is on a quest: to distance herself from the ways of her father. On this quest she meets an outcast, a slightly younger man near her own age, who is magically prevented from going home. Together they form a union and Caelith is slowly turned back to...

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The Plays of Thomas F. Rogers Volume 3: Crises in Faith

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in Coming Soon, LB Drama Series, Performing Arts

Thomas F. Rogers is a prominent Playwright, traveler and observer of Humanity. He is also a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mission President in Russia, Drama Ambassador, Professor of Russian, Director of plays, are just a few of his titles, next to Husband and Father. In the seven plays in this volume, “Huebener,” “Fire In The Bones,” “First Trump,” “Reunion,” “Set Apart,” “The Anointed” (a musical theatre play), and “Petunia Passes” (a short play), the worlds of belief, faith, devotion, belonging, yearning to know God, and standing true when those worlds are challenged, make up the heart of Dr. Rogers’ dramas. With this volume, they are available for study and perusal by Professors, Scholars, and Students, Directors, Actors, Directors, Producers and others ready to settle down into a fine drama and experience life...

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The Plays of Thomas F. Rogers Volume 2: Personal Journeys

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in LB Drama Series, New Releases, Performing Arts

Thomas F. Rogers is a prominent Playwright, traveler and observer of Humanity. The seven plays in this volume, “Frére Lawrence,” “Gentle Barbarian,” “The Immortal,” “The Seagull,” “Siegfried Idyll,” “The Wager, and “A Good Man Is Hard To Find”  gathered in one volume for the first time in this volume, deal with men and women and their relationships, treacheries, hopes, dreams, plots, plans, cruelties and sometimes kindnesses. Both historical and political these dramas expose the Human condition, in thoughtful and unforgettable stage adaptations. With this volume, they are available for study and perusal by Professors, Scholars, and Students, Directors, Actors, Directors, Producers and others ready to settle down into a fine drama and experience life through someone else’s eyes. Featuring an Introduction by Playwright and Theatre Educator, Tim Slover, a professor at the University of Utah Department of Theatre.  ...

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The Plays of Thomas F. Rogers Volume 1: Perestroika and Glasnost

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 in LB Drama Series, Performing Arts

Thomas F. Rogers is a prominent Playwright and former Professor of the Russian language, now retired. Having lived in the U.S. and in Russia, his plays have made the mystery and controversy of “The Red East” singularly accessible.  His plays, “Charades,” “Crime and Punishment,” “God’s Fools,” “The Idiot,” and “The Second Priest,” gathered in one volume for the first time in this volume, deal with Russia, Russians, and  The U.S.S.R, their relations with other countries as well as internally, and focus on the transition into and out of Communism. Taut, political and ideological dramas, all, they enlighten the Human condition, in thoughtful and lively stage adaptations. Now arranged in this one volume, they are available for study and perusal by Professors, Scholars, and Students, who will grow to appreciate the keen mind, probing satire, and wit of Thomas F....

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The Night Shift — Teen Paranormal Fiction

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in Coming Soon

A novel of changes by C. Michael Perry That shift when the moon is full; that shift of thought when the blood stops flowing and a new creature is born; that six to eight hour shift that all teenagers have to work, at some time or other, at some burger place, or grocery store or movie theatre. The Night Shift explores all the shifts that are incorporated into our lives — or into our non-life, in this particular case. The living un-dead can be a source of great fear, great mystery and great misunderstanding. And great stories. Trenton, our 113 year old teenager is struggling with the shifts in his un-life. Human friends, the lack of a significant other, the strange feelings and sensations that plague him as he finally settles in to ‘existing’ among humans in Chicago. Then...

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Irving Berlin: In Person — Original Cast CD

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in Audio/Visual

Written and Arranged by Chip Deffaa Inspired by the life of — and featuring the songs of — Irving Berlin Berlin was a small boy when his family–with little more than the clothes they were wearing–fled Russia to escape religious persecution. He never had much formal education. He never learned to read or write music. But he gave the world songs that will live forever. This is the first–and only, as of this date–one-man show ever to be written and published about Irving Berlin. Berlin made more money and wrote more hits than any of his so-called competitors. This dynamic solo show includes 40 Berlin songs–some famous, some rarities and rediscoveries; all irresistible. Song List: “IRVING BERLIN: In Person”  Musical Numbers (Unless otherwise indicated, numbers are sung by Jed Peterson with accompaniment by Richard Danley.)  1.  “AFTER YOU GET...

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Esther: The Musical Schpiel — The Original Cast Album CD

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in Audio/Visual

Book, Music and Lyrics by Lori Jacobs The classic Biblical story with a twist. With a score made up of original songs based in the styles of  Kletzmer Songs, Rap, Showtunes and even a little Country and Pop, this show is a rapid, surefire, farcical, tongue-in-cheek-retelling of the rise of Esther and her salvation of the Jews in Persia. And — oh, that Act One Finale! Gripping! As produced by Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids. PRODUCT DETAILS 74minutes 21 tracks UPC — 636160243126 Lori Jacobs List Price: $15.99 Available Now! SONG LIST Drink, Drink, Drink (3:10) We’re Having A Party (2:06) I’m The Queen (1:59) : Exalted King (3:19) The Decree (2:59) Mordecai’s Lament (3:23) The Visit (4:09) Beauty Contest / Wedding (7:04) The Plot (2:10) Power (3:25): We Don’t Bow Down (3:25) The Rally (2:51) Shema Kolenu (5:37) My...

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Grandma’s Christmas Wish — Fiction

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 in Christmas, New Releases

by Shelley Bingham Husk It would take the knowledge of her impending death, for Grandma’s Christmas wish to come true. The Cavanaugh’s are a young family torn apart by tragedy, reunited by a wish. All Grandma ever wanted for Christmas was to have her family together. Twenty-nine-year-old Claire eloped to escape the memories of her parents, believing that her grandmother was responsible for their deaths. Twenty-seven-year-old Jack rarely comes home, having bought into Claire’s memories of the tragic night their parents were killed. Twenty-year-old Darby was only six when her parents died, ten when Claire ran away, and twelve when Jack left the house. Darby stayed home to take care of the grandmother who raised her. The kitchen at the Cavanaugh’s has always been the heart of the home. As Darby says, “Grandma always said, ‘You miss all the...

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