Maine’s iconic 102-year-old ‘lobster girl’ conjures up youngsters’s e-book

Inside a couple of days of first studying the viral story about Virginia Oliver, the now-102-year-old Rockland lady who’s Maine’s oldest working lobsterman, Bangor creator Alexandra Hinrichs was in Oliver’s front room, chatting together with her about Maine, lobsters and residing life in your personal phrases.

“She has an infectious snicker. She’s a pleasure to spend time with,” mentioned Hinrichs, who by day is a faculty librarian at Leonard Center College in Outdated City. “She’s actually form of bemused by how individuals are in her life. To her, it’s simply her life. However to everybody else, it’s a reasonably superb story.”

Not lengthy after that, Hinrichs had a tough draft written for a youngsters’s e-book about Oliver. About two years later, that e-book, “The Lobster Woman,” might be out Tuesday through Charlesbridge/Penguin Random Home, with illustrations by Maine artist Jamie Hogan.