Voyager Wendy Hinman will share stories and photos from her seven-year, 34,000-mile adventure aboard a 31-foot sailboat and sign copies of her book, “Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey” on Monday, June 22, at 7:30 PM at Woods Hole Public Library
She will be joined by her friend and fellow adventurer, Rachel Greenfield of Pocasset, who sailed in her company for about two years in Vanuatu and New Zealand.
“Tightwads on the Loose” takes readers on a high seas adventure, and tells the story of Wendy Hinman and Garth Wilcox, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth’s large frame and set sail for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they’d be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles.
The story will appeal to adventurers and travelers—even those who haven’t ventured far; those seeking a simpler life, and anyone with a sense of fun.
Ms. Hinman will also be at Atria Woodbriar on Gifford Street on Wednesday, June 24 at 10 AM.
“Mr. Munson’s Itvice on Bullying” is the second book in a series in which elementary school-aged children learn valuable social skills lessons. In this 32-page picture book, a 4th grade student is being bullied. After hearing a lesson on the topic by the school counselor, Mr. Munson, 4th grader Stuart MacDuff seeks help from him to learn more strategies to address this hurtful behavior.
The word “itvice” is introduced in the first book in the series, “Mr. Munson’s Itvice,” in which a 1st grade girl mishears the word “advice” as “itvice” but knows exactly who in her school can help with a friendship problem. It’s Mr. Munson, the school counselor, and he has a secret to friendship to share with students.
Both of Mr. Munson’s books can be complete lessons on the topics of friendship and bullying with summary points and suggested activities on the last page.
First-time author Nancy Nolan and first-time picture book illustrator Kathryn Scadden bring these life-long lessons to children in a whimsical and educational way.
The public is invited to the readings of both of Mr. Munson’s books at the Woods Hole Library on Thursday, June 25, at 3:30 PM. Both books will be available for sale. The event is free and one child will have the chance to win a signed copy of one of the books.
The Woods Hole Public Library is at 581 Woods Hole Road.