‘Colors of Maine’ reading in Rockland

Oct 06, 2017
Author Davene Fahy stands with a display of Thomas Block’s illustrations for her new children’s book.

Rockland — Davene Fahy of Thomaston is the author of a new children’s book, “Colors of Maine,” illustrated by the late Thomas Block of Boothbay Harbor. Fahy will read and sign her new book Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. in the children’s room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

Published by North Country Press of Unity, “Colors of Maine” tells about 10 of the colors children know or will learn about by reading this book with a catchy rhyme scheme. Each page of text has a corresponding illustration.

Fahy is the author of three previous children’s books: “Charlie Who Couldn’t Say His Name,” “Anthony Best: A Picture Book About Asperger’s” and “The Boy Who Thought He Was A Plane.”

Block (1951-2017) had his first one-man show at a gallery in Connecticut while still in high school. He went on to become an award-winning art teacher, named Art Educator of the Year by the Maine Art Education Association. After he retired from teaching, he continued to work in a variety of media including oils, watercolors, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal, egg tempura, sculpture and mixed media. As an illustrator, he collaborated with many book authors.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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