About the Artist
Islandport is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. They strive to capture and explore the grit, heart, beauty, and infectious spirit of the region by telling tales, real and imagined, that can be appreciated in many forms by readers, dreamers, and adventurers everywhere.
About Ellen Bryan Obed
Growing up in Maine, Ellen Bryan Obed came to know the balsam fir as one of her favorite trees. She made little pillows of balsam needles with her sister in summertime. She helped her family bank the house with balsam boughs each autumn. And in December, she helped to bring in the Christmas tree! Obed’s writing reflects her study of nature and her love of its seasons. She is the author of several books including Twelve Kinds of Ice, Little Snowshoe, and Borrowed Black.
About Anne Hunter, Illustrator
Anne Hunter grew up exploring the fields and swamps of South Florida in the company of birders who taught her the names of trees, plants, insects and animals. She now makes her home with her family in the woods of Southern Vermont. Best known for her books about animals and nature, she is the award-winning illustrator of more than twelve children’s books including Possum’s Harvest Moon, Possum and the Summer Storm, and Cricket Song.