About the Artist
Janet Freeman Baribeau grew up amongst her extended family. That family extended to her neighbors who were her family and to all the other Island people who cared and looked out for one another as a family would. Baribeau’s long line of maternal Harpswell ancestors and her love for the people of Bailey Island and their stories prompted the writing of this book. From her personal memories she’s tried to show and share a way of life that is no more for all those who wonder what is was like to grow up on a small island in Maine.