11 Local Reads for Kids and Young Adults

Illustrated Books     Andrew Henry’s Meadow by Doris Burn (1967)

The author of this treasure of a children’s book lived and worked in the 1950s and ’60s on Waldron Island, where she was liberated from many of the creature comforts we take for granted, like electricity and running water. The island’s community inspired this story of an unappreciated boy inventor who sets out to create a child’s utopia by building forts for his friends in a meadow. Her pen and ink illustrations convey the light and shadow of the Pacific Northwest like your most cherished childhood memories. Burn’s The Summerfolk is equally spellbinding and deserves to be back in

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