NOW AVAILABLE: The Wildlife Tree
Learn about the remarkable wildlife trees that provide homes for amazing animals. Guess which animals live in these trees through clues and illustrations. Explore facts about their fascinating lives.
The Wildlife Tree ushers your child into the mystery and wonder of the northern woods. Beautiful illustrations and well timed questions spark the interest of the reader to turn the page and discover answers. Children are invited into the enchanting world of the woodland creatures who inhabit these seemingly dead trees, but which are actually teeming with life! A wonderful book to accompany woodland walks with your children that will encourage interest in and learning about the natural world.
—Martha A. Byam, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of New Hampshire
The Wildlife Tree is brimming with fun and informative facts about the many birds and mammals who live in or near the dead tree trunks of the Maine forests. Laid out in a crisp engaging format with simple questions to draw in the young reader and illustrated with luscious watercolors to make the pages come alive. A dead tree in the forest will never seem the same. This belongs in the children’s collection of every Maine library.
—Janet Adelberg, Librarian, Cary Memorial Library, Wayne, Maine
The book is magical. I had my six year old grandson for the day. We sat and read The Wildlife Tree in our newly constructed snow fort. It was perfect and I barely got the words out and he was trying to guess what animal was climbing the tree or poking out of a cavity. Thank you so much for your hard work and this magical book. It is definitely a keepsake.
—Mary Enright Tippet
Maine Animal Quest Game
The game is a collection of sixteen original watercolor animals found in Maine woods and waters. Each game contains six playing boards depicting the sixteen animals. Also included are individual animals cards, directions for playing the game and a dry erase marker. Each game is packaged in a colorful sleeve for easy storage in a car, boat, camp or home.
Maine Ocean Quest Game
The game is a collection of sixteen original watercolor animals found in Maine’s ocean. Each game contains six playing boards depicting the sixteen animals. Also included are individual animals cards, directions for playing the game and a dry erase marker. Each game is packaged in a colorful sleeve for easy storage in a car, boat, camp or home.
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About the Author
Peter Emery has spent over seven decades roaming the woods, fields, and waters of Maine. He and his wife, Deborah, have lived on an old farm in beautiful Wayne, Maine, for almost forty years. His countless walks in the forest and fields behind his home have revealed to him a variety of remarkable plants and animals. After graduating from Colby College, Peter taught math and science in high school and college in both Massachusetts and Maine for forty-five years. His deep love for the State of Maine, with its magnificent environment of ocean, lakes, mountains, fields, and forests, inspired the creation of this book.
About the Illustrator
Deborah Emery is the illustrator of this book. She and her husband, Peter, collaborated on creating The Wildlife Tree. She has taught elementary school in both Massachusetts and Maine. Her outstanding educational leadership in administration in Maine resulted in the honor of her being named “National Distinguished Principal of the Year.” She too has walked innumerable miles on the trails in the woods behind their home in Wayne. She may have retired, but her desire to continue to educate has been captured in her beautiful wildlife watercolors. Deborah has created games called Maine Animal Quest and Maine Ocean Quest to help children learn about the animals of Maine.