Take me to the Latest 2003 News

The news of 2002 about
Children's Book Author and Photo-Illustrator
Bruce McMillan
Jelly Beans For Sale availability
Pufflings or Pifflings
Pufflings Rescue in ASK Magazine
Habitats in Houghton Mifflin 3rd Grade Reader
Bucksport Student Greeting
Fun Links Updated and Added To
Back from Iceland 2002 ~ New Book(s) Coming
Nights of the Pufflings Update
Twenty-five Email Postcards Ready
Days of the Ducklings Thrice Honored
New Student Web Site
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The Good News
Jelly Beans For Sale
will soon be available as a
quality trade paperback
from Scholastic.
Watch here for the release date.
The Bad News
Scholastic sold out of all of the hardcovers and they have no plans to reprint again.
Treasure your hardcover copy.

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CBS didn't do their research. On a fall 2002 CBS program, CSI, Crime Scene Investigator, a character clearly and repeatedly made reference to the "pifflings" in Iceland and the children in the village who rescue them.

Pifflings? My guess is that the writer saw a British TV nature program (they had been up there doing a program after seeing Nights of the Pufflings) and heard the birds, the pufflings, referred to by the British narrator with a British accent which would sound like pifflings.

Shame shame CBS and CSI for not doing your research.

CBS Errs


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ASK magazine ~ Arts & Sciences for Kids
from the Publishers of Cricket and Smithsonian
The November/December 2002 Issue
featured my photos of Halla and her friends rescuing and releasing pufflings on pages 2/3.
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The 2005 edition of Houghton Mifflin's Third Grade Reading Program text book will feature two sections by me.

The Introduction to Animal Habitats will feature text written by me along with five photos of animal habitats in Iceland, off the coast of Maine, St. Lucia, Bonaire, and Antarctica.

One of the major features in the following section of books is Nights of the Pufflings.

Animal Habitats

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Miles Lane School, Bucksport, ME
W e l c o m e

Mister Bruise Mac Melon
Get it? Mr. Bruce McMillan
This puniddle greeted me when I arrived to speak October 17, 2002.
Thanks go to you third graders in Mr. Mercier's class.
It was a great day.
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Back from Iceland

I was in Iceland
from July 18 to August 19 photographing a new book
about fishing.
Plus I connected with an artist
and will write yet another book
set in Iceland.

Read more
about it.

August 2002

Greetings from the
leading edge of a

Hey, I caught an iceberg.

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Nights of the Pufflings

Visit the library on the
Nights of the Pufflings island
on Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
and also see photos of Halla
taken this summer, 2002,
ten years after the book
was photographed.

Read more
about it.

"Hæ, Click on me."

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Email Cards Ready
Twenty five email cards
from my books around the world
are online for you to send.

Take me to the cards.

You really send the card,
not just a pick up notice,
Thanks to Peter Sundstrom,
author of the program
PostCard Direct
There are
funny, scenic, and
simple interest cards.

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A Best Childrens' Book
of the Year

Days of the Ducklings
was honored as a
Best Children's Book
of the Year 2002
by the Children's Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education

Star Review

Days of the Ducklings
was honored with a starred review by the 2002 Edition of
The Children's Book Committee,
Bank Street College of Education

Triangle Review

Days of the Ducklings
was honored with a starred review in the Spring 2002 Edition of
The Horn Book Guide
Days of the


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Kathy Mallat
who took my UNH class
has a new web site up
and five books published.
to visit
Kathy Mallat's
web site

Visit Kathy on
Bruce's Web Site
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