‘Treasure Hunter's’ launch at Jane Alden

Aug 19, 2014
Liza Gardner Walsh

Camden — Local author Liza Gardner Walsh will celebrate the launch of her newest book, “Treasure Hunter's Handbook,” Saturday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at Jane Alden, 6 Main St./Route 1.

“Treasure Hunter’s Handbook” is for kids and families who love to explore the world around them. Treasure hunting is a fun family activity that encourages kids to get outside, and Walsh’s new book helps young explorers learn how to pan for gold; use metal detectors to find buried treasure; use GPS to do geocaching or letterboxing; and search for arrowheads and gemstones. “Treasure Hunter’s Handbook” also includes bits of pirate lore and some fun pirate/treasure-hunting craft activities.

Walsh is the author of several books including the popular “Fairy House Handbook” and “Fairy Garden Handbook,” available at Jane Alden; “Haunted Fort,” about Fort Knox in Prospect; and “The Maine Coon Cat.” She has worked as a high school English teacher, children's librarian, writing tutor, museum educator; and holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College.

Although her books are on a variety of different subjects, at their heart they are about wonder, appreciation, and exploration. The Handbook series aims to get kids outside exploring nature the way the author did when she was little … and the way she still does with her two daughters and husband on the coast of Maine.

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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