I think one of the nicest children’s books about MV is “Chappaquiddick Lullaby – a song of Martha’s Vineyard” written in 2006 by Stacy Elizabeth Hall and illustrated by Judith Pfeiffer.
The book also includes a CD by Kate Taylor and Taylor Brown.
The book is basically about the activities and daydreams that children have during the summer. The illustrations are abundant with Island landmarks and places… you need to read the book several times before you’ve picked out everything included in this rich and lovely book.
One of the things that drew us to this book is that we had our own Chappaquiddick in the family, a Boykin spaniel we called Chappy, and when we found out that there was a Chappy song, sung no less by Kate Taylor who we, and Chappy, have had the pleasure of meeting, we had to have the book, which was autographed to my daughter Deb and her Chappy by the author Stacy Hall and her dog, Cala
(Chappy passed away a few years ago but these precious memories linger on and I’m always happy to share them).
I also want to mention Stacy’s first book…
“The Legend of Katama” is a beautifully told story of Katama, a brave young Wampanoag woman and how she changed her world.
Interestingly our first Boykin spaniel was named Katama (Katy)… do you see a pattern here