Author wants Allagash book in schools

Posted Oct. 08, 2009, at 11:18 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:12 p.m.

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — Author Tim Caverly has a goal: He wants to get 50 copies of his latest book into every school in the Katahdin region and nearby schools as well.

That’s why Caverly will be reading excerpts of that book, “An Allagash Haunting: The Story of Emile Camille,” to members of the Katahdin Area Parent Teacher Association and residents at Schenck High School 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, said Tracey Sawtelle, a member of the organization.

“We are not doing it by admission. We are doing it by donation,” Sawtelle said Tuesday of the fundraising method the PTA will employ.

Illustrated by Franklin Manzo Jr., the 112-page book is the story of a 10-year-old girl who takes her first canoe trip down the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. As a major summer storm approaches, she learns a secret about her mother and meets a French Canadian woodcutter from the past, according to Caverly’s Web site, allagashtails.com.

A Millinocket school system employee and resident, Caverly is a retired Maine Department of Conservation worker and former park ranger who writes about the outdoors.

Manzo is an illustrator, photographer and Millinocket resident who also works for the school system, the site says. He is a retired software engineer and former local newspaper editor. Anyone interested in contributing to Caverly’s effort may attend the event or call 907-0517.

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