The Lost Stories of Charles Boardman Hawes, Newbery Award Winner


20 tales from a Maine author.

6 in stock



Most of the stories included in this anthology take place in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties [Maine] around Abol Stream, part of the west branch of the Penobscot River near Millinocket. Many are centered within or about McLaren’ logging camp #12 where the loggers are known as “bol Men,” a hearty group of men who worked hard but also enjoyed competing with other logging camps. Also included here are several stories that take place in New Hampshire about Mr. Ballin and his dog Major. Charles Boardman Hawes’ lost stories about the New England woods deserve a place beside his well-known tales of adventure on the high seas. While these stories are entertaining, they also tell the story of what life was like in logging camps, villages, and hamlets of New England and provide a glimpse into the lumbering industry that brought work and prosperity to rural Maine. 6×9, softcover. (159 pp; 9781943022021) $12.95