Author Lee Francis of Indian Island, Maine will join local Bowdoinham illustrator Susan Drucker to share their new children’s book, Kunu’s Basket. It is the modern story of a Penobscot boy who learns lessons from his grandfather. Lee will share the story, teach us about her people, and show us examples of baskets from this rich tradition.
Susie will share her original sketches and artwork that she made to become illustrations of Lee’s story. She will tell how she moved from hearing the story to creating the images. Children will have a chance to ask questions of the author and illustrator, and after that they can do a simple weaving project to take home.
It’s not just about the enduring nature of
traditional crafts; it also demonstrates the values of patience,
family, and perseverance. It is the sort of book I’d like to see
in the hands of every New England grandparent and in the
holdings of every public library.” —Joseph Bruchac, author of Our Stories Remember