Obed, Ellen (1944 - )

Genre: Children's Literature, Poetry

Ellen Bryan Obed is a native of Waterville and lives in Old Town. She is an children's book author and a poet.

She studied biology at the University of Maine, and taught for several years at Inuit, Innu and settler schools in Labrador, Canada.

Her book Borrowed Black has been adapted to the stage and performed by the internationally-known Mermaid Theatre of Canada.


  • Borrowed Black (1979)
  • Little Snowshoe (1984)
  • Wind in My Pocket (c1990)
  • A Letter from the Snow (c1999) (Winner of the Maine Writer's and Publisher's Alliance Chapbook Award for Literature)
  • Wind Dance (1999)
  • Partridgeberry, Redberry, Lingonberry, too (c2008)
  • Who Would Like a Christmas Tree? (2009)
  • Twelve Kinds of Ice (2012) illus. by Barbara McClintock

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