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

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, detailing a family’s paddle down a famous American River. During the day the girl records her unbelievably wild adventures, and each night she listens spellbound while her mother reads incredible tales from the grandfather’s hand written journal. Olivia and her family are the 39 mile mark of a 92 mile wilderness Allagash canoe adventure.  Then, in the middle of a remote lake they see storm clouds gathering. Thunderheads build and lightening strikes the nearby shore. Bolts of electricity char the ground, and the electric charge opens a portal through time. This cosmic doorway allows a granddaughter and grandfather, separated by the years, to write in their diaries at the same cosmic instant. In “Headin’ North” discover stories from today and yesterday as Olivia experiences the North  Maine Woods in a whole new way….and find out why Olivia feels like she is walking in her Pépé’s (grandfather’s) shoes…


The three of books in THE NORTH MAINE WOODS TRILOGY (Olivia’s Journey):

These three books are part of the greater collection of ALLAGASH TAILS (see below for link)


PRODUCT DETAILS: (Buy from the Purchasing Section, below)


  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Caverly & Manzo Enterprises (2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467581712
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467581714
  • Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • LIST PRICE: $24.95


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  •  a PDF PreviewPages file is available and contains the front matter, the Prologue, and Chapter One: SOON

  • The play was adapted for radio broadcast in 2012 on WHOU FM 100.1, featuring some of the performers from the Starbright Children’s Theatre production. An mp3 copy of that broadcast is available free with the purchase of any two of the following:
    • The Full Production Script of  An Allagash Haunting: The Story of Emile Camile HERE
    • The YA Novel of An Allagash Haunting: The Story of Emile Camile  • Book 1 of Olivia’s Journey • HERE 
    • The YA Novel of The Wilderness Ranger’s Journal: Rendezvous at Devil’s Elbow • Book 2 of Olivia’s Journey • HERE 
    • The YA Novel of Headin’ North: A Tale of Two Diaries • Book 3 of Olivia’s Journey • (Below, in the Purchase section)
      • (Purchase of Kindle formats will not qualify for the free mp3.)
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4.0 out of 5 stars on AMAZON

Enjoyable and educational
By French Pioneer on November 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
This book is not only enjoyable but very educational. Woven into the story is much of the history of the Allagash River and the logging industry’s use of the river for decades. This is Caverly’s best book yet.



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