Illustrations © Mark Scott Ricketts

Happy Birthday, Maine!

by Lynn Plourde Illustrated by Mark Scott Ricketts Down East Books, 2020

Maine is celebrating a BIG birthday, and Paul Bunyan and his friend Moose want to throw a party as grand as the state itself. With the help of their friends, they plan a spectacular bash and invite every Mainer, as well as anyone from away who loves Maine. Weaving in elements of Maine facts and history, and culminating in Maine’s biggest party “evah," Happy Birthday, Maine! not only celebrates Maine’s bicentennial and future birthdays, but encourages young readers to know and love this special state.

BONUS: This book's backmatter includes lots of Maine facts


Reviews

(The) book is fantastic. The awesome illustrations are sure to entertain kids. I wish I could have attended this (birthday) celebration! Share this book with your children, grandchildren, and all the kids in the neighborhood to help them celebrate Maine's 200th birthday.

George Smith-Bangor Daily News Blog

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