From Androscoggin to Zealand Falls, N is for New Hampshire will charm readers from 0 to 100. This new children’s alphabet book, coming this fall from Islandport Press, combines lively verses with informative text and beautiful photography to introduce children to this historic New England state. Written by New Hampshire storyteller Rebecca Rule, the book features images by Henniker photographer Scott Snyder.
The public is invited to join Rule and Snyder to celebrate the book’s release on Sunday, October 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at MainStreet BookEnds, 16 East Main Street, Warner, NH. Rule will read selections from the book and emcee a New Hampshire trivia quiz, and Snyder’s photographs will be on display. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for sale and signing.
N is for New Hampshire is a 32-page hardcover alphabet picture book that uses stories, verse, fun facts, and photographs to show off the sights, landscape, culture, and history of New Hampshire. Each letter of the alphabet gets the full Rebecca Rule treatment. A short verse is a little story unto itself, and the text gives weird and wonderful background, delightful anecdotes, and useful information about the topic in a way that only New Hampshire’s foremost storyteller can.
Rebecca Rule is the author of the adult titles Live Free and Eat Pie! and Headin' for the Rhubarb: A New Hampshire Dictionary (well, kinda) and the award-winning children's book The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! She is also the author of three short story collections about New Hampshire. Rule is best known for her live storytelling events, many sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. For ten years she hosted the NH Authors Series on NHPTV. She now hosts Our Hometown also on NHPTV and online.
Scott Snyder is a professional wedding, portrait, and fine art landscape photographer based in Henniker, New Hampshire. Scott is a member of the Professional Photographers of New Hampshire, the New England Photography Guild, and the New Hampshire Artist Association. He is the proud dad of three kids, Hillary, Lucy, and Jack. When not photographing weddings, people, and landscapes, he can often be found wandering the Atlantic coast and hiking in the White and Green Mountains.
N is for New Hampshire is the fourth in a series of New England-themed alphabet books for children by Islandport Press. Other books in the series include B is for Berkshires, A is for Acadia and C is for Cape Cod.