Rumors of coming Cold and Darkness spread through the woods until a birch tree stump uses wisdom and humor to calm the animals’ fears.
The tale was Inspired by Gluskap, the heroic and kind-hearted figure of Wabanaki legends. Portraits of Wabanaki tribal elders were used as a springboard for the extraordinary paintings that make this a children’s book like no other.
Haystack Mountain Trail is behind Walker Elementary School. This 1.1-mile footpath loop winds through a mixed northern hardwoods forest with a short spur to the open summit. Take the road on the left of the Walker Health Center and park at the ball field behind it. Address: 43 West Main St. Liberty, ME.
.The Liberty Library received a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund (MPLF) for a collaboration with the Friends of Haystack Mountain to set up a new StoryWalk® four times a year – one per season – for four years. We hope you enjoy them.
.*The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.