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The Scrimshaw Ring

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Critical Acclaim for The Scrimshaw Ring

“A good pirate story is hard to find, but this picture book, set in colonial America, has a rousing plot and an authentic feel. . . [the] paintings realistically evoke America in the l8th century when pirates were a constant threat.  Listeners will become caught up in the story and gain a greater sense of life in colonial New England.”

Library Media Connection

“Reads like a tale passed down from grandparent to grandchild over generations . . .  a great way to engage a child’s interest in pirates and early American history.”

ForeWord Magazine

Critical Acclaim for the Vermont Folklife Center Children’s Book Series

“The series, a model for building a national culture from stories rather than bricks, offers something for everyone.”

– Daria Donnelley, Commonweal

“The series proudly promotes the richly diverse heritage that makes our country unique and strong. Americans of all ages will enjoy these keenly insightful and beautifully illustrated treasures.”

– Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States

“The series as a whole preserves the memories of a bygone way of life.”

Publishers Weekly

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