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The news of 2001 about
Children's Book Author and Photo-Illustrator
Bruce McMillan
Free Postcards - Real Postcards
Drífa on Email Postcard
Site Numbers
Apples - Good/Bad/Good News
Feature Article in Bangor Daily News
Letter to the Editor in DownEast Magazine

Barbara Bush Reads Grandfather's Trolley
Library Honor
The Bruce McMillan Corner

Kennebunk Library Donation
New Duckling Book and Reviews
State of Maine Page added
Puffins Escape on Puffin Page - Flying Everywhere
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Puffin/Duckling Postcards

Yes, all you need to do is send a S.A.S.E.

Send Me Free Postcards
Nights of the Pufflings

Days of the Ducklings
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the largest newspaper in Iceland, has a selection of email cards including the star of Days of the Ducklings.

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an email
from Iceland

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Site Visitors

An average of more than 2,500
visitors per month
have dropped in
since August 2001
when I went online.

coming by.
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The Good News
Apples has been in print for twenty-three years, a long time for a black-and-white book to stay competitive in the now-color world of children's books
The Bad News
Apples is going out-of-print from Houghton-Mifflin
More Good News
You can still order copies directly from
Apple Island Books.
Still available

Though going out-of-print

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"Even if he didn't say so
- repeatedly - it is obvious
that Bruce McMillan is
still a kid at heart."

So begins the feature article about me, my books, and Iceland in the Style section of the November 3, 2001, weekend edition of
the Bangor Daily News

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The Letter to the Editor
DownEast printed my letter-to-the-editor in response to The Painter and the Pirate, a twelve page article with paintings by Andrew Wyeth of his friend and subject, Walter Anderson. The article appeared in the September 2001 issue of DownEast. My letter was published in the next, the November, issue.

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"I love that story, Bruce.
I think that's a beautiful
Barbara Bush
August 24, 2001.

I autographed and
Barbara Bush read
Grandfather's Trolley,
at the
Seashore Trolley Museum
in Kennebunkport, Maine.
It was the biggest event at
the trolley museum in almost twenty years.

This is where I photographed the book. It was a treat to introduce Mrs. Bush to the people featured in Grandfather's Trolley.

Barbara Bush Reads
Grandfather's Trolley
click here
- story & photos -

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Springvale Public Library
reopening includes
The Bruce McMillan Corner

The million-dollar-renovated Springvale Public Library, my local library, is open. The children's room features The Bruce McMillan Corner with all of my books. On permanent display are nine of the original hand-tinted photographs from Grandfather's Trolley. The sequential series of "trolley" photos wrap around half the room on two walls, six of the photos facing you as you enter the children's room. The room colors, yellow and red, match the yellow and red trolley - and the girls' hair ribbon too.
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opening was
October 28, 2001

The art is up for viewing.
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Art Donation to the
Kennebunk Free Library
Kennebunk, Maine

On Friday October 19, 2001 I attended a reception honoring the library's original children's book art collection on permanent display. I surprised the children's librarian, Janet Cate, not only by showing up, but showing up with a donation, the "waiting for the trolley at the Arundel station" page from Grandfather's Trolley. I graduated from Kennebunk High School. The Kennebunk area was originally called Arundel.

This is the fourth library or museum where art from Grandfather's Trolley is on display.
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Newest Book Out

Days of the Ducklings

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"Duckling: book page with full reviews

"Another beauty from McMillan."
- School Library Journal

"A wonderful blend
of artistry and emotion."

- Booklist

"The photographs are handsome."

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Publisher's Catalogue Description

"A winning look at... the splendor of Iceland."
School Library Journal, Oct. 2001

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On February 7, 2002
I added a State of Maine page
at the request of the students in
Mrs. Karen Wille's grade 1/2 multi-age class at Dirksen Elementary School in Schaumburg, Illinois
Hope this helps your project Amanda.

You can even sing the State of Maine Song with music...

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Bruce McMillan
PO Box 85
Shapleigh, ME