Professional storyteller John McDonald, author of the now-classic A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar, offers up his unique take on Maine trivia in John McDonald's Maine Trivia: A Storyteller's Useful Guide to Useless Information.
John delivers an educational and hilarious mix of basic and fun facts about the Pine Tree State, including, of course, more than a few wicked funny stories, and the illustrations by Maine artist Mark Ricketts add spice to the stories.
For example, did you know the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in Maine in 1775? That Maine boasts 65 "Mud Ponds"? That Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith was the first woman to have her name placed in nomination for the U.S. Presidency at a major party's convention?
Readers are sure to learn a lot about both the Pine Tree State and the United States, as well as have a few laughs in the process.