Mary Morton Cowan, Children's Author




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CALLING ALL READERS, ages 10 and older! 

Coming soon!! Another adventure biography!

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Cyrus Field’s Big Dream: the Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

The riveting story of Cyrus Field’s dream to create instant communication between North America and Europe and his courage to pursue it, resulting in one of the greatest achievements of the nineteenth century.

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Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer is the adventurous life story of a man who explored and researched the Arctic and Subarctic and its peoples for nearly 50 years. 
(Calkins Creek, Imprint of Boyds Mills Press, March 2010)

 It reads like a novel!Kirsten Cappy, Children's Book Consultant, Curious City

One reader said, " feel like you are sledging alongside Captain Mac as he explores the Arctic." 

Events Praise for Captain Mac

My earlier books are:
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Timberrr...A History of Logging in New England (Millbrook Press, 2003)
Winner of  Lupine Honor Award
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Ice Country: One Boy's Adventure in the Arctic with Commander Donald MacMillan (Cricketfield Press, Imprint of Picton Press, 1995. Softcover, 1997)

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