Sam, Fisherwoman: The Reel Story
by Maggie Kemp
illustrated by Melody Russell
Sam is one spirited little girl convinced that she can do big things without anybody’s help, even her big brothers. So she sets out to prove it, showing she’s a real fisherwoman early one summer morning at her family’s lake cottage. Readers will thrill at each step of Sam’s mission. When things seem to go awry, families will cheer for Sam as she faces each new hurdle with a can-do attitude. But will this spunky little girl catch her fish?
Described as “visual haiku,” Melody Zahn Russell’s potato prints embody Sam’s story beautifully, grounding it in the adventures of a life on the water.
About the Author
Maggie Kemp came to New Hampshire in the 1990s to practice medicine. Today, she lives, and writes, on a pond in Lempster, NH with her husband and their dogs: long-haired miniature dachshund, Russell, and Bassett hound, Phoebe. This is Maggie’s first book. Visit the author’s website at: www.maggiekemp.com
About the Illustrator
Illustrator Melody Zahn Russell lives in Hancock, NH. She is a Waldorf Art Educator. Watercolor, poetry and potato printing are her specialties. She received her Masters in Early Childhood Education at the University of New Hampshire, then studied Waldorf Education, Sculpture and Eurythmy in England for three years and New York for five. Please visit www.mrsrussellspotatoes.com and learn about potato printing!