Children will love this book

Marty Kelley has written an amazing children’s book that kids will race through. OK, I did too! Albert’s Almost Amazing Adventure, published by Islandport Press in Yarmouth, features a young boy telling his friends about his amazing adventures.

But as he begins each story, you turn the page and one of his friends has imagined something fantastic. But on the next page, the boy says, No, No, and tells his much more realistic story. This continues all the way through the book.

Marty also illustrated her book, and those illustrations will captivate kids. I especially liked the illustrations of the boy riding a shark and riding a dinosaur. And no, those really didn’t happen!

Eventually, the boy’s friends get bored by his stories, and leave, at which point the boy actually gets a visitor from outer space. Yep, that really happened.

I guarantee kids will love this book and read it often.




George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.