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Author & Artist of new ‘Secret Pool’ book for kids to be at Bar Harbor library Saturday, Oct. 10

Posted Oct. 17, 2013, at 6:10 p.m.
MelRice | BDN
MelRice | BDN
MelRice | BDN
MelRice | BDN

BAR HARBOR — Why were Kim and Rebekah tromping around in the woods at night with a flashlight?

They were discovering the exciting secrets of vernal pools, and now they’re sharing what they found in their new book, “The Secret Pool.” Author Kimberly Ridley is a communications consultant, naturalist and avid birder. Rebekah Raye is an award-winning artist, art teacher and picture book author who lives in East Blue Hill.

Both will be at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor, on Saturday, Oct. 19 beginning at 2 p.m. for a fun afternoon of discovery and discussion. Copies of “The Secret Pool” will be available for purchase courtesy of event co-sponsor Sherman’s Books, and part of the proceeds from all books sold that day will be donated to the Jesup.

“The Secret Pool” introduces young readers to the wonders of the sparkling little natural jewels we know as vernal pools, from their overall lifecycles to the creatures that inhabit them – frogs and salamanders, fairy shrimp and bigger animals like shorebirds that visit them.

Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Holly Meade said, “It reads with the delight and dangers of a fairy tale, but it’s grounded in science.” And in a starred review Kirkus reported, “This surprisingly engaging look at a habitat … strikes a harmonious balance of conversational language, factual text, and informative illustrations.”

Join us at the Jesup for this very special presentation. For more information, contact Melinda Rice at the Jesup, at 207-288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.

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