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ILLUSTRATED BY: Karel Hayes & John Gorey
Hardcover, 32 Pages
Release date: June 15th, 2023

Join Jack, Franny, and J.J. in their adventures as they learn to sail on Lake Winnipesaukee! After a couple weeks of classes at the sailing school, the kids go sailing on a blustery day in September and get the chance to return a favor to an old family friend. The Winnipesaukee Adventures series captures the timeless magic of families spending time on Lake Winnipesaukee. Following the adventures of three siblings, Jack, Franny, and J.J., and their helpful grandmother, the children learn important lessons about life on the big lake.

The detailed, accurate watercolors of Karel Hayes, based on sketches by John Gorey, depict familiar sights from around the lakes region, making these books fun for children or a beautiful coffee table addition.


Andy Opel and his family have been coming to the lake for five generations. He is a writer, filmmaker and musician who teaches documentary video production and environmental communication at Florida State University. 

Karel Hayes is a writer and illustrator. Her book The Winter Visitors won the 2008 Time of Wonder Award from the Maine Discovery Museum and an Independent Publisher Bronze Medal. She has illustrated more than twenty books and her paintings have appeared in exhibitions nationally. She lives with her husband in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. 


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