Mary Morton Cowan, Children's Author




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Mary Morton Cowan Welcome! I have a lot to share with you. I write books and magazine articles and stories for young readers. 


     Enjoy my latest adventure biography!

Cyrus Field's Big Dream book cover

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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.

 "Mary Morton Cowan brilliantly captures Cyrus's life and his steadfast determination to achieve his dream."

a "rousing good story"                            

A Junior Library Guild Selection Junior Library Guild medallion
Magazine covers Take a look at some of my magazine articles. There are more than 80 of them!

And two plays have been published as Readers' Theater books.

My earlier books are:
Captain Mac book cover Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer  (Calkins Creek, 2010)

The adventurous life story of a man who explored and researched the Arctic and Subarctic and its peoples for nearly 50 years.

Winner of  National Outdoor Book Award and other honors. Recommended by NSTA.
Timberrr book cover Timberrr...A History of Logging in New England (Millbrook Press, 2003)

         Winner of  Lupine Honor Award

Ice Country book cover
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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