‘Allagash Tails’ new book for children

15 years ago

Image    Former warden supervisor, Tim Caverly has written a children’s book about animal antics in Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway. It is called “Allagash Tails.”
    Caverly lives in Millinocket, but grew up in Skowhegan and spent much of his lifetime in the outdoors. His dad was a Maine Fire Warden and his brother a ranger in Baxter State Park.
    Caverly received his post secondary education at the University of Maine in Machias and graduated with a bachelor of science degree. While still in college, he worked as a ranger at Sebago Lake State Park and then continued his employment with the Department of Conservation after graduation, serving as a manager at both Aroostook and Cobscook Bay State Parks. He went on to become the regional supervisor of the Allagash region, which included the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the Penobscot River Corridor. Caverly was also supervisor of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway for 18 years.
    The book originally written for his daughter is based on the antics of animals that Caverly and his family witnessed while living in the Allagash.
    The book includes stories about a Merganser who got a clam stuck on his beak, and a beaver that gains new self-confidence.
    The stories while amusing are also interspersed with important information for young readers. They are great to read while sitting around a campfire or in the dead of winter as one looks forward to next summer.
    In 1999, Tim retired from the department after a 32-year career, and became director of Maine Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
    Caverly now works in the Millinocket school system. He enjoys raising golden retrievers, and sharing stories about the Allagash.
    The illustrator, Franklin Manzo, Jr. grew up in Millinocket. He is a retired software engineer and has worked as the editor for a local weekly newspaper. He is also noted for photography. He, too, is employed by the Millinocket school system.
    The book is available for $17.95 in many county stores including, York’s Book Store and Houlton Regional Hospital Gift Shop in Houlton, Merchants around the Corner in Presque Isle, Mr. Paperback and County Quik Stop in Caribou.
    Books can also be ordered directly from the author for $17.70 (includes shipping and handling) at 220 Morgan Lane, Millinocket, Me. 04462 or by phone 907-0517.
    For more information visit the Web site: www.allagashtails.com or e-mail kgoldenr@myfairpoint.net.ç¿¿