Chowder Rules! | Anna Crowley Redding


Maine lawmaker Cleveland Sleeper loved steamy, creamy, dreamy clam chowder. Thoughts of tomatoes in his chowder made him see red. So he proposed a bill to make it a crime to add tomatoes to clam chowder. New Yorkers were offended! A war of words raged, until finally a duel of chefs settled the matter once and for all. The story behind the great chowder cook-off of 1939 is told by author Anna Crowley Redding with gusto, humor, and, of course, good taste.

Book Specs
Written by Anna Crowley Redding
Illustrated by Vita Lane
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book | Nonfiction
Ages: 4-8
ISBN: 978-1-944762-82-7
Publication Date: October 2020
Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 0.5
Weight: 0.38 lbs
Shipping Weight: 15 oz.

This item is located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

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Islandport Press
Yarmouth, Maine

Islandport is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. They strive to capture and explore the grit, heart, beauty, and infectious spirit of the region by telling tales, real and imagined, that can be appreciated in many forms by readers, dreamers, and adventurers everywhere.

About Anna Crowley Redding
Anna Crowley Redding is the author of Rescuing the Declaration of Independence, Google It: A History of Google and Elon Musk: A Mission to Save the World. Her first career was as an Emmy-award winning investigative television reporter, anchor, and journalist. The recipient of multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and recognized by the Associated Press for her reporting, Crowley Redding now focuses her stealthy detective skills on digging up great stories for young readers––which, as it turns out, is her true passion.

About Vita Lane
Vita Lane is a children’s book illustrator. She has created artwork for a wide variety of projects including quilting fabric, wedding invitations, an animated music video, puzzles, and more. She loves blueberries, yoga, hiking, dogs, and road trips. She has a freckle in her left eye and can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order. This is her first picture book.

Shipping Measurements

Weight 0.9375 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × .5 in