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Chimney Pond Tales | Assembled by Clayton Hall & Jane Thomas with Elizabeth Hall Harmon


During the early twentieth century, Leroy Dudley, ranger and guide at Chimney Pond on Mount Katahdin, enchanted outdoor enthusiasts with his yarns about Pamola, the Penobscot thunder god who protected the mountain. Recorded in the 1930s, the stories were published in 1991. Included in this new edition are photographs, a history of the book and its illustrations, and another story by Dudley.

Maine native Clayton Hall packed a wax cylinder recording machine and a portable typewriter to Chimney Pond to record Roy’s tales in the 1930s, planning to put them in a book. He became ill and the book was not published in his lifetime.

In 1982, finding her uncle, Clayton Hall’s manuscript in an attic, Maine native, Beth Harmon determined that the tales should be published. She along with illustrator and editor, Jane Thomas worked together and published Chimney Pond Tales.

Assembled by Clayton Hall & Jane Thomas with Elizabeth Hall Harmon
Format: Softcover Book
Length: 139 pages
Publication Date: 1991
ISBN: 9780976427520

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

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Elizabeth Harmon is a trained classical musician with a Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College. She has a rich life as a singer, teacher, and church choir director. Elizabeth is married to a master cabinetmaker. Together they live in an old farmhouse in Maine and have two grown sons, who live entirely too far away.

Jane Thomas has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including the highly praised Behind the Mask for Clarion. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Shipping Measurements

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × .5 in