Cowan, Mary (1939 - )

Genre: Children's Literature

Cowan was born in Portland, graduated from Westbrook High School and Bates College (1961), and lives now with her husband in Standish. She has completed basic and advanced courses at the Institute of Children's Literature. She has published over 50 stories and articles in children's magazines such as Highlights, Cobblestone, Faces, Jack and Jill and Children's Digest. She won the 1999 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Work-in-Progress grant. Cowan makes presentations and leads workshops for elementary school groups, and she also speaks to community groups.

Selected Bibliogrpahy

  • Ice Country: One Boy's Adventure in the Arctic with Commander Donald MacMillan (1995)
  • Timberrr!...A History of Logging in New England (2003)

Selected Resources