Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride | Jean M. Flahive


Millie Thayer is a headstrong farmer’s daughter who chases her dreams in a way you would expect a little girl nicknamed “Spitfire” would—running full tilt and with her eyes on the stars. Dreaming of leaving farm life, working in the city, and fighting for women’s right to vote, Millie imagines flying away on a magic carpet. One day, that flying carpet shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm. A fortune-teller predicts that Millie’s path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly she finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. Despairing that her dreams may be shattered, Millie learns, in an unexpected way, that dreams can be shared.

Written by Jean Flahive
Format: Softcover Chapter Book
Length: 201 pages
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN:  9780578544731

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

7 in stock

About the Artist

Jean Flahive is the author of The Old Mainer and the Sea and co-author of The Galloping Horses of Willowbrook, Remember Me, which won a 2009 Moonbeam Gold Award, and The Canoe Maker. She is also the author of two young adult historical novels, Billy Boy, the Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine and Railroad to the Moon: Elijah’s Story.

Additional Details

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × .5 in