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Hardbound with dust jacket 10″x9″
34 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-032-7




by Jane Parker and Patricia Flint
Illustrated by Luanne Wrenn

Lily Norton was born in 1857 on a hardscrabble farm in the foothills of Western Maine. Despite difficult circumstances, her family found great joy in music and, eventually, recognized young Lily’s remarkable talent. Lily’s parents’ “Yankee determination” and sacrifice enabled her to study with the era’s most accomplished vocalists and teachers. Known as Lillian Nordica, she became one of the world’s most famous opera stars. Despite her fame, Lily never forgot her Maine roots. Unfortunately, her untimely death kept her from her plan to retire to her beloved birthplace, Farmington.



Jane Parker has been a public school music educator, voice teacher, and performer in opera, oratorio, and recital.

 Patricia Flint is a retired English teacher and school librarian. She enjoys gardening and hiking in Maine, walking on Florida’s sandy beaches, and exploring the mountains and rivers of Colorado.


Luanne Wrenn shares her love of art with children as an elementary art teacher. She has illustrated several other picture books.