Little Pine to King Spruce: A Franco American Childhood (Paperback)

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Authentically small-town American, yet spiced by Pelletier’s French-Canadian heritage, these stories beg to be read aloud and shared.


Fran Pelletier is a rare and wonderful storyteller. He grew up in Milford, Maine, in the 1930s, confessed to all seven sins at his first confession (thinking you had to), proudly wore a Lindbergh suit Mama sewed from puce and orange bargain wool (assuring him that aviators needed to be colorful), read aloud to his French-speaking grandfather after school, learned about chewing tobacco the hard way, played an unfortunate role in the derailment and subsequent sinking of a Maine Central handcar, and generally thrived in the bosom of his extended Franco-American family. Dogs, trout, and pigs put in appearances; an air circus comes to town; death claims a young friend; and Fran learns about life.

About the Author


Fran Pellitier is a rare and wonderful storyteller.  He grew up in Milford, Maine, in the 1930s, confessed to all seven sins at his first confession (thinking you had to), read aloud to his French-speaking grandfather at the railroad flag station after school, learned about chewing tobacco the hard way, and other stories that he details in a series of stories that begs to be read aloud and shared.

After graduating from the University of Maine, Pelletier had a career in the chemical coating industry but his avocation has always been literature and words.  He lives in New Harbor, Maine.

Praise For…


Fun to read, hard to put down.
— St. John Valley Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9780884482543
ISBN-10: 0884482545
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication Date: October 1st, 2003
Pages: 192
Language: English