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One Morning in Maine (Picture Puffins) Paperback – September 30, 1976
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Most of the newer stories revolve around the tooth fairy. They're good.
But in this one, there's no fairy --- and no tooth.
Sal's loose tooth falls into the mud while she's clamming on the way to Buck's Harbor.
The bad news is that she can't find the tooth. The good news is that life goes on, Sal learns about seagulls molting their feathers and she learns how to accept a little loss.
She makes a wish and gets an ice cream. In our house, the tooth fairy sometimes got lost. But the kids learned from Sal that little losses are nothing, and life does go on.
--- Alyssa A. Lappen
The simple coastal lifestyle of more than half a century ago may be hard to find today, in part because of the high local tax valuation of shore and island properties. Still, if you were to take a child to the rocky coast of Maine this summer, she could be little Sal in the clam flats. One Morning in Maine (Picture Puffin) is full of that magical atmosphere where the land and ocean meet. We all want that magic!
McCloskey's Caldecott-honored book tells a simple story. Young Sal wakes up on a sunny morning in Maine with an adventure in store. She and her little sister are going with their father in the boat to Buck's Harbor to dig clams. There are idyllic family scenes, lessons from their father about the world around them, ice cream cones at the store, and the disappointment of a loose tooth lost in the clam flats.
Simple stuff? It certainly is, and just the sort of simple stuff children thrive on. Sal's morning may be long ago and far away, but the curiosity and wonder of a child's new day will be with us forever.
Linda Bulger, 2008
I love this book. If you would like to know about being a young girl on the Coast of Maine, or share the expirience with your children. Please read One Morning In Maine, By Robert McCloskey. I would also recomend, Blue Berries for Sal, and A time of Wonder, also By Mr. McCloskey.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A little old for my grandsons right now, but building a library for when they are older is great!Published 1 month ago by Debra M.
This is my daughter's favorite Robert McClosky book! It is a delightful story about a little girl who loses her first tooth. The illustrations and story are charming. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Linda
I constantly took this book out of my school library in the 3rd grade until my mother bought me my own copy. It has been safely kept for my daughter and now her children. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Liese
A charming story of a young girl's adventure of losing a tooth (and learning what other animals/objects do or don't loose teeth). Captivating for both young and old (parents). Read morePublished 6 months ago by Yankee