Important - Corrected Lupine Award Press Release
To Whom it May Concern:
Yesterday Down East sent out a press release by email announcing the Lupine Award recipient, our children's book, Many Hands. We apologize, but there is one line of inaccurate information contained in that release. It is the first line in the third paragraph:
In researching the book, author Angeli Perrow, a descendant of Penobscot heritage, discovered the importance of community in her native culture.
This line should be removed from the release entirely.
A corrected version of the release is included in this email. Again, we apologize for this error, and thank you for any help you can give us in correcting it. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Down East Books
207-594-9544, ext. 424
Maine Author and Illustrator Honored with the 2010 Lupine Award
Down East Books is proud to announce that Many Hands, written by Hampden resident, Angeli Perrow and illustrated by Heather Austin, was unanimously chosen as the 2010 Lupine Award Winner in the picture book category. Established by the Maine Library Association in 1998, the prestigious Lupine Award honors a Maine author and/or illustrator who has created a work of outstanding merit for young people.
Many Hands is a beautiful Penobscot Indian tale of a girl who tries to understand why all the members of her family do not give her full credit for her wonderful accomplishment of making a traditional basket. Through the course of the story she comes to appreciate the contribution of others in the making of the basket and learns the meaning of the Penobscot saying, “Many hands make the basket.”
With the help of Penobscot master basket maker Pam Cunningham, Perrow’s tale of pride and place rings true. Maine native Heather Austin created the vibrant watercolor illustrations that bring the story to life.