Saturday, April 25at 12:00pm – 3:00pm
The story takes place on a side-wheel steamboat on Chesapeake Bay in 1894.
Chippie’s penchant for oil painting accidently lands him and his best
friend Gidgett on the ship and they must figure out a way to get back
home. They meet up with an “old salt” tabby who teaches them about
life aboard the steamboat and the Steamboat Era. There are 35
illustrations by artist George W. Frayne, of Reedville. My husband
Richard Kantor, is also an artist, and it is his painting of the
Steamboat Lancaster that is on the cover of my book. The Lancaster was
an actual side-wheeler that went from Baltimore, down the Chesapeake
Bay, and up the Rappahannock to Fredericksburg.
This book is educational, light-hearted and wholesome. There are no
other children’s books about Virginia’s Steamboat Era. It is for sale
in museums and shops on the Northern Neck and available on Amazon.
Perfect for young readers age 7-12 and will make a lovely “read-to” book as well.