Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Donn Fendler

Donn Fendler will always be known as “the little boy who was lost on Katahdin.”

In 1939, Donn, just twelve years old, was lost on Maine’s tallest mountain and in the surrounding wilderness for nine days. His survival story was news across the whole country and was shared with young readers in the classic book “Lost on a Mountain in Maine.” Donn’s story was retold in the 2011 graphic novel, “Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness,” co-authored with Lynn Plourde and illustrated by Ben Bishop. “Lost Trail” was both a Maine Student Book Award winner and Maine Literary Award winner. In July of 2016, it will be the 77th anniversary of Donn’s “Maine miracle.”

Come meet both Donn Fendler and Lynn Plourde at Books in Boothbay on July 9!

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