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Make-Believe Twins • A Best Friends Story

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Fiction, New Releases, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by J.D. Newman Sometimes Best Friends Don’t Always Agree This novella for younger readers features a first grade boy and girl growing up in Utah in 1972 who share a common birthday and a love of puppetry and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Glenn is the fastest runner and the fastest reader in the first grade, until the new girl, Janet, bests him at both. When the only person who could be your twin is the new girl in school, that’s difficult for Glenn — because the guys will never let her play on their team! When Janet’s family survives a house fire, Glenn discovers that, in times of need, a rival can become an ally. Glenn and Janet watch Mr. Rogers, make puppets together, and create their own Neighborhood of Make-Believe. But when they argue about their religions, can these...

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The Ranger’s Wife • Allagash Tails Collection Volume 10

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Fiction, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection

Book 3 in the RANGER JAMES CLARK SAGA by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr “Behind every successful man is an amazing woman, and thank goodness Susan was there!” — Ranger James Paul Clark This is the tenth book in the Allagash Tails collection and the third about the life of Ranger James Paul Clark. The story: Susan, the wife of ranger Jim Clark has spent her whole life in the Maine woods. But Mrs. Clark never realized just how resourceful she could be until her husband went to work on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. Tag along with our lady-of-the woods as she learns early on in life about deadheads only to discover that there are many dangerous things in the Maine woods and every one of them could instantly make her a widow. Sometimes it’s ok to...

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Bound By A Common Thread

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Memoir, New Releases, Nonfiction

by Charlie Reitze Unforgettable stories of people who lived off the grid in the backwoods of Maine. To meet these people, I lived out of “Festus,” my Toyota pickup truck and a leaky tent, roamed the state of Maine three times, snowshoed across Grand Lake Matagamon, rode a snowmobile along the mountainous roads of Coburn Gore, canoed eighteen miles up Chesuncook Lake, hiked the mountains of Monson, was backed up to one man’s front door by a vicious, growling, teeth-baring dog in Waldoboro, walked two miles through mosquito-infested swale in Roque Bluffs, and slept on a roofed picnic table during a violent thunderstorm at Chemquasabamticook (Ross) Lake. As Tom Brown once said, “There is a Spirit that moves in all things.” I will always believe that it was guiding my footsteps throughout this book. One of my professors called...

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Charlie Reitze — Author

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Authors

Charlie Reitze, a native Mainer, graduated from Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, Maine, in May of 1967. In July of 1967, he joined the Army and served a three-year stint. He served in the 62nd Engineer Battalion in Vietnam from September of 1968 to September of 1969. After being honorably discharged in 1970, he worked in the construction field for most of his work-a-day life. In 1990 Charlie started a course of study at The University of Maine at Farmington. He graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in creative writing. He also is a graduate of Tom Brown’s Wilderness Survival School, and Solo Wilderness First Aid and CPR. He wrote a survival column for The Northwoods Sporting Journal from 1993 to 2016. He has also hiked several portions of the Appalachian Trail and was an...

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We Ain’t Dead Yet! — 8 Plays about Growing Older

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in Humor, LB Drama Series, New Releases, Nonfiction, Performing Arts

by Jerry Walker 8 plays ranging from comic to tragic make up this thoughtful and enlightening evening of theatre dealing with the issues of growing older. This show is very flexible as to which scenes you present, so it could, then, be any length at all. Each show is also available for separate production. 9m 9f Contemporary costumes Simple interior and exterior settings About 90 minutes PLAYS IN PERFORMANCE ORDER: MR. ANDERSON’S CRUSH by Jerry Walker 1m 1f voice Interior/Exterior. About 3 minutes. Mr. Anderson has developed a crush on someone in the neighborhood. He is lonely and seeking companionship. As he prepares to meet her face to face, he is interrupted by a most unfortunate surprise. (Separate production order #3216) I WISH I HAD A BUDDY by Jerry Walker 1m 1f. Interior/Exterior. Two strangers, meeting over time, find...

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You Are The Gift — Gift Book

Posted on Jul 6, 2018 in New Releases, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Women Authors

by Jett Atwood & Stephen Carter A wordless parable about spiritual transformation through service. Meant as a gift book for someone who has blessed your life. Based on Matthew 25:34-40.             PRODUCT DETAILS: List Price: $9.99 6″ x 6″ (15.24 x 15.24 cm) Black & White Bleed on White paper 80 pages ISBN-13: 978-1537247083 ISBN-10: 1537247085 BISAC: Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth Published on August 24, 2016 BACK OF BOOK: ORDERING: This site through our PayPal Shopping Cart for the price of $8.99 plus shipping and Maine sales tax. Click on the ‘Add To Cart’ button below: (It will ship directly to you from our offices.) NO KINDLE version is planned Bookstores and Resellers Contact us for availability and discount information through email or phone (801-550-7741) Your store will be listed above...

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And We Shall Cast Rainbows Upon The Land — non-fiction

Posted on May 16, 2018 in New Releases, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Spirituality

by Raymond Reitze A Teaching Lodge Publishing book “This is an inspired book, a guide for living from our heart and growing in our spirit. The author is a simple, profound man, a master Maine Guide, and a master teacher who answers our deepest questions. Through his poems and rich stories of life in the bush, he leads us down a path where fear is exchanged for love. He models for us what is possible when we become fully human-fully spirit.” — June A. Trotter, M.A. Wiscasset, Maine ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Raymond E. Reitze, Jr. is a Master Maine Guide, author, and philosophy teacher. He has dedicated his life to the teachings of love, and guiding adults and children to their own hearts.   BUY THE BOOK: PAPERBACK EDITION Purchase a PAPERBACK PRINT version for $16.00 (+ shipping and...

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Grampa Charlie’s Side-splittin’ Fireside Stories : for bedtime or any other time at all!

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 in Humor, New Releases, Nonfiction

by Charlie Reitze These wonderful, comic remembrances will keep young children – and adults – up way past their bedtimes––whether the stories are being read to them, or they are reading them for themselves––all the while remembering their own Grampas and laughing hysterically! Growing up in Maine was fun for Charlie Reitze — but not necessarily for any of his friends and family when they were the target of his pranks! He certainly found the humor in his mis-adventures. Among his family –– his exploits are legend. What charms about this book, is that many, if not most, of the readers will be familiar with something in the stories, be it the location, the people themselves, or the situations that the characters get themselves into. Most of us remember our own days of childhood mischief. And most do not...

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The Faultless Imperfection: The United States Constitution Revisited

Posted on Feb 19, 2018 in New Releases, Nonfiction

by James F. Oshust Putting our Constitution back where it belongs: Into the hearts and minds of all Americans, and in the classroom A citizen’s view of a revered document Since its inception, the United States Constitution has been the subject of millions of pages of opinion, interpretation and academic punditry. “The Faultless Imperfection” attempts to present the entirety of the prefacing articles, the original document’s wording and its later amendments. In each section, specific references and individual allowances or prohibitions are discussed – from an average citizen’s viewpoint – without the semantic soliloquies so apparent in all those past tomes produced by those who either seek to restate or reduce this cherished document’s content. To add fuel to the dying embers of understanding of the Constitution by our younger generation, the addition of numerous suggestions and possible revised...

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‘Tis The Season — Allagash Tails Collection Volume 9

Posted on Feb 1, 2018 in Christmas, Fiction, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection

A collection of short stories about a Mainer’s celebration of Christmas by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr “Mom, will you make daddy go to bed?” the little girl cried. “Santa will never come if he doesn’t come upstairs!” Imagine if you will, a literary journey that allows you to travel back to Christmas day in 1953. Once there, you’ll become a member of a family whose roots are traced back to the Mayflower and share in their traditions of Christmas holidays and experiences through the 20th into the 21st Century. In this book of six short stories, travel from the villages of Cornville to Corinth –– from Machias to Millinocket –– then venture north into the heart of the Allagash Wilderness; where we’ll return to the year 1901 and relive a forgotten history. Read about a typical...

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Andy’s Surprise — Allagash Tails Collection – Volume 8

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr NOW IN ITS SECOND EDITION! Andy — What A Moose, ayuh! Sometimes surprises can go two ways! The story is about a Maine moose who one day receives the biggest surprise ever. Geared for the three-year old and up, the tale takes place in the heart of New England’s wild river-the Allagash. The account is based on an event I witnessed one day when working as a Maine park ranger. The publication, an illustrated 600-word book, contains 16 full color drawings and 4 coloring pages. ‘Andy’s Surprise’ is perfect for the young of age and young of heart. All readers, in Maine or out of Maine, will enjoy this treasure from the wildest part of the northern woods. PRODUCT DETAILS: (Buy from the Purchasing Section, below) PAPERBACK 2nd EDITION — Now...

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An Allagash Tail: Marvin and Charlie – Allagash Tail Collection Volume 1

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr A collection of tall tails for the whole family. Perfect to be read around the campfire or when tucking the little campers into bed. Swim with Marvin Merganser, a fish-eating duck that usually has very bad luck, but his sympathy for a watery neighbor changes all of that. Feel compassion for Charlie, the White Water Beaver. Charlie is cross-eyed and narrow tailed and dreams of a better life. See if he can overcome life’s adversities in this charming “tail” for the ages.   This is the book that started it all! A charming set of stories for families to read together, or separately. Just think — a duck and a beaver began the whole thing!   PRODUCT DETAILS: (Buy from the Purchasing Section, below) PAPERBACK EDITION Paperback: 35 pages Publisher: Caverly...

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Wilderness Wildlife: Animal Antics from the Allagash — An Allagash Tail – Volume 3

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

Animal Antics from our Nation’s Premiere Wild and Scenic River-the Allagash by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr   Who was Henry David Thoreau anyway? Ever since Henry David Thoreau visited the Allagash, thousands of people have flocked to Maine’s North Woods to enjoy, deer, moose and the call of the loon. But do we really know what goes on in the animal world? What if we could talk to the animals, what might they say? Find out by reading “Wilderness Wildlife.” Float with Carl the Wise Old Canoe as he travels the Allagash and learns of the animal antics that his Allagash friends are having. Delight with Oscar “the awkward Osprey” when he falls out of the sky and finds the most unusual thing ever, astound to the chilling “tale” about how two young hunters tumble into...

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An Allagash Haunting: The Story of Emile Camile — An Allagash Tail – Volume 2

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, Ghost Stories, Historical Fiction, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection, YA | Juvenile | Middle Grades

Book 1 in the North Maine Woods Trilogy (Olivia’s Journey) of The Allagash Tails Collection by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr “A damping cloak of darkness approaches . . .” A violent Thunder storm is building and ten-year-old Olivia is canoeing and camping deep in the Maine woods. Travel with  Olivia and her family as she learns about one of our nation’s wild rivers and discovers an unknown secret about her mother; when she comes face to face with the last thing anyone could expect.   The three of books in THE NORTH MAINE WOODS TRILOGY (all about Olivia’s Journey): Book 1: An Allagash Haunting: The Story of Emile Camile Book 2: A Wilderness Ranger’s Journal: Rendezvous At Devil’s Elbow Book3: Headin’ North: A Tail of Two Diaries These three books are part of the greater collection...

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Wilderness Ranger’s Journal: Rendezvous at Devil’s Elbow — An Allagash Tail – Volume 4

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, Ghost Stories, Leicester Bay Books, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection

Book 2 in the North Maine Woods Trilogy (Olivia’s Journey) of The Allagash Tails Collection by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr In the dark of night there is always something else! There is a always special feeling to the Allagash (those of you who’ve been there know!); a sense of adventure, the thrill of getting away from it all! In the prequel to the popular An Allagash Haunting, but written afterwards, the family has only been on the water for four days and already Livy has experienced enough to last a lifetime. In this mystery-adventure paddle with  Olivia and her family as they canoe Northern Maine’s most famous wilderness river The Allagash. The three family members have only been on the river for four days and already they have experienced enough to last a life time. Looking...

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Headin’ North: A Tale of Two Diaries — An Allagash Tail – Volume 5

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, Ghost Stories, Leicester Bay Books, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection

Book 3 in the North Maine Woods Trilogy (Olivia’s Journey) of The Allagash Tails Collection by Tim Caverly Illustrations by Franklin Manzo, Jr Red sky at night, Sailors delight Red sky at morning, Sailors take warning… Remembering her grandfather’s dire weather forecast, a young girl stares at the morning’s inflamed sky. Traveling by canoe deep in the Maine woods is not where Olivia should be-but that’s exactly where she is. Suddenly— lightning strikes the nearby shore, nearly jumping the girl out of her skin. Looking towards the sound, the youth sees the apparition of a log cabin floating over a vacant lot. Inside the building a young ranger is looking out—the pair exchange unintended smiles—under the aroma of a blown out match, the scene fades. This is the third and final book of the exciting North Maine Woods trilogy,...

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Franklin Manzo, Jr — Illustrator

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Authors

Frank was born and raised in Millinocket, Maine where he attended Stearns High School. He retired to his family homestead after working as a software engineer for over 25 years. He has since worked as the Editor of a local newspaper, is noted as a local photographer, and also works in the Millinocket School System. Frank has always enjoyed pursuing art and sharing his drawings with his children. He is an avid hiker and enjoys being able to share his love of the North Maine Woods by illustrating these Allagash Tails. The author has established a FACEBOOK fan page — HERE Visit THE ALLAGASH TALES COLLECTION at Leicester Bay Books BOOKS IN PRINT: Andy’s Surprise — Book 8 of the Allagash Tails Collection (Print Version Only) The Ranger and the Reporter — Book 7 of the Allagash Tails Collection...

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Tim Caverly — Author

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Authors

Tim is a Maine author who worked for the Department of Conservation for thirty-two years. During that career he was the manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks and spent eighteen years as Regional Supervisor of the Allagash Region. In 1999, Tim retired from state service and began a second career in the Millinocket school system, where he worked for five years. Tim currently lives in Millinocket with his wife, Susan and Sandy, their golden retriever. Tim has written six books about the north woods, one of which, An Allagash Haunting, has been made into a stage play and adapted into an “over the air” radio broadcast. Tim and Susan have been invited to speak about their books and experiences at countless schools, libraries, retirement communities, and colleges throughout New England. And through their “New England Reads” program...

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The Ranger and the Reporter — An Allagash Tail — Volume 7

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection

Tales from Maine’s National Scenic and Wild River Written by Tim Caverly Illustrated by Franklin Manzo, Jr. What’s in a Name? “A Rose by any other name- would smell as sweet. But a Trillium is still a Stinkin Benjamin.” — Jim Clark Cub reporter Margaret Woodward has been given an assignment she doesn’t want! The editor for the Penobscot Basin Times has sent her to interview retired ranger James Clark; a secretive Maine woodsman. Others’ have tried to write the man’s story; but none have been able to break through the outdoorsman’s blunt exterior. Instructed to complete the report –Margaret visits Bangor’s assisted living community; where “old man Clark is expected to live out his final days.” In this sequel to the popular book “Solace”–tag along with our reluctant newspaper trainee who struggles to uncover the mysterious ordeals of...

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Solace: Allagash Lake Reloaded — An Allagash Tail – Volume 6

Posted on Sep 21, 2017 in Fiction, New Releases, The Allagash Tails Collection

Tales from Maine’s National Wild and Scenic River Written by Tim Caverly Illustrated by Franklin Manzo Jr. If your grandfather could give you anything— What would it be? 23 year old Jim Clark is about to find out! During his third year of college a young man is forced to abandon school and leave his classmate and friend Susan behind. Jim returns to the family farm only to face one hardship after another. Broke and with debt mounting; Jim’s world falls apart. Then one day, while cleaning out the attic of his now empty colonial home, Jim discovers an envelope–yellowed with age. The letter is from a grandfather he’s never met and it instructs Jim to go to Allagash Lake and retrieve an heirloom “for the sake of the family!” Follow along as Jim treks deep into the Maine...

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