Champ and Me By the Maple Tree

Author Ed Shankman and illustrator Dave O Neill have created winning books on Boston, Cape Cod, and Maine Now they turn their attention to Vermont and one of that state s great legends Champ, the Monster of Lake Champlain a sort of Loch Ness Monster for the Green Mountain State Champ is seen through the eyes of a likable tomboy, who sets out from her favorite spot bAuthor Ed Shankman and illustrator Dave O Neill have created winning books on Boston, Cape Cod, and Maine Now they turn their attention to Vermont and one of that state s great legends Champ, the Monster of Lake Champlain a sort of Loch Ness Monster for the Green Mountain State Champ is seen through the eyes of a likable tomboy, who sets out from her favorite spot by a maple tree and finds herself by the lakeshore She meets Champ, who turns out to be a very kid friendly monster, inviting the girl to sit on his head and ride with him through the Vermont countryside Together, these unlikely friends dash past farms and mills and over covered bridges, meet some cows, eat some maple syrup covered cheese, and eventually return to the girl s favorite maple tree The charming story ends as it began If you come to Vermont Near a lake called Champlain, And you cut through the woods On an old country lane, There s a chance you will see My friend Champ and me Playing happy and free By the old maple tree.
Champ and Me By the Maple Tree Author Ed Shankman and illustrator Dave O Neill have created winning books on Boston Cape Cod and Maine Now they turn their attention to Vermont and one of that state s great legends Champ the Mons

  • Title: Champ and Me By the Maple Tree
  • Author: Ed Shankman Dave O'Neill
  • ISBN: 9780981943053
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Champ and Me By the Maple Tree”

    1. I won this in a giveaway from Jolly Mom blog--definitely one of my favorite prizes from blog giveaways! Champ is the name of the monster from Lake Champlain in Vermont. I had been vaguely aware of this legend before, but after reading this book to Piper, I wanted to learn more. Also, the illustrations, while cartoonish, still captured the beauty of Vermont, making me want to visit! Piper enjoyed the bright colors of the illustrations and the rhyme of the text. I am happy to add this to Piper's g [...]

    2. What a great children's book! My five year old and I thoroughly enjoy reading this book together. We found this gem at the Ben and Jerry's home in Vermont. Whimsicle and fun with beautiful illustrations.

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