If It Were Yesterday...

A Historic Coloring Book of Great Cranberry Island

by Wini Smart


A new Island classic is born!

Wini Smart's charming narrated coloring book celebrates the simple joys of a child's vacation on Great Cranberry Island, both in the early 1900s and today.

If it were yesterday, we'd arrive on the J.T. Morse, meet old pals at the dock, spend a day out cod fishing, hike to see the wild birds and the shipwreck, and listen to John Snow tell how, in olden days, his Passamaquoddy people lived on the island.

Wini then contrasts that by jumping back to the present.  Now we arrive on the mail boat, visit the llamas, and go to the Ladies Aid Fair.

Perfect for those rainy island days, this book is sure to delight and entertain the little ones.

Sample (first) page
first page

Each page features an original line drawing by Wini, based on historic photos, and ready for your budding artist to color in with crayons, pencils, watercolor, whatever.  A sentence or two explains each scene, and a two-page Historical Notes section at the end enriches the work.

This 25-page professionally wire-bound open-flat booklet, printed on heavy paper, reproduces 22 sketches in felt tip pen (black & white.)  Cover in full color.

Now available by mail order, or in the museum store (with a 10% discount for GCIHS members.)