written & illustrated by Deborah A. Walder

Shiny, the unforgettable story of two alewives and their journey to Damariscotta Lake. This is the amazing adventure of two alewives as they journey to Damariscotta Lake. Every May there is a festival at the Damariscotta Fish Ladder to welcome back the Alewives to the lake.

About the Author & Illustrator

Deborah Walder has spent most of her adult life working with children from preschool to college and beyond. She believes that we all have an inner child longing to be nurtured. Her lively and creative stories will engage readers young and old. Ice Critters is her first published children’s book. For more information, visit