Kidney, Dorothy (1919 - 2001)

Genre: Children's Literature, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Dorothy Boone Kidney was born and raised in Presque Isle, ME, graduated from Presque Isle High School and, later in life, from Gorham State Teacher's College (USM). She taught school at Yarmouth, Gray and Washburn.

She is best known for writing about her life with her park ranger husband in a small cabin in the Maine woods along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. She also wrote poetry and children's books.

At the time of her death, she was living in Washburn, ME and in Florida.

Selected Bibliography

  • Come and See (1963)
  • Away From it All (1969)
  • Portrait of Debec (1972)
  • A Home in the Wilderness: Away From it All in the Allagash Woods of Maine
  • A Time to Live (1979)
  • Wilderness Journal (1980)