Date(s) - 05/11/19
10:00 am - 11:30 am
We are delighted to welcome Author, Phyllis Root and Author and Illustrator, Betsy Bowen to the Isanti County Historical Society for a special event for all ages! They will share their new book, The Lost Forest. “In 1882 when surveyors set out to map a part of Minnesota, they got confused, or tired and cold (it was November), and somehow mapped a great swath of ancient trees as a lake. For more than seventy-five years, the mistake stayed on the map, and the forest remained safe from logging.” These 144 acres of virgin red and white pine still remain today to be visited and enjoyed by people of all ages. In addition to the story, there is also information about the Cadastral Survey; and plants and animals that live in forests.
Phyllis Root is the author of over 40 books and has won numerous awards including the Minnesota Book Award. She teaches at the Loft and at Hamline University. Betsy Bowen has written and illustrated many children’s books and has won several awards including the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award. She is well-known for her woodcut art. She lives in Grand Marais.
The Lost Forest is in stock now! Books will also be available for purchase and signing at the event. Can’t make the event? We are happy to have copies signed for you.
Note the location of this event. This a free event. No tickets required.