Author’s book centers on South Manitou
The National Park Service will host a book signing with Anna Egan Smucker, author of the children’s book To Keep the South Manitou Light, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 10 at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center in Empire.
Smucker has been a children’s librarian and a teacher as well as writer. She has received the 1990 International Reading Association Children’s Book Award in the Young Reader’s Category for her book No Star Nights, and the 2006 Michigan Historical Society Award of Merit for her book To Keep the South Manitou Light.
Set on South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan during the fall of 1871, Smucker’s latest book tells the tale of 12-year-old Jessie, whose family has been taking care of the lighthouse on the island for generations. Written for children between the ages of 8 and 12, To Keep the South Manitou Light provides regional history along with everyday lessons, all while engrossing young readers in a good story.
For more information, call Paul Purifoy, revenue and fee business manager, at 326-5135, ext. 320.