Adirondack Paper Girl is the
tender and dignified autobiography of, Jean Arleen Breed, as she grew up in the Lake Champlain area of the Adirondack Mountains
in New York State. Written as an anthology of autobiographic poems, Adirondack Paper Girl
depicts Breed’s life as the daughter of a miner forced by hard times to move his family from village to village.
When they eventually settle in Port Henry, Breed becomes a paper girl delivering the news to people in all walks of life,
many of whom become her friends. A true American classic. 82 pages
About the Author:
Jean Arleen Breed
is a lifelong resident of the Adirondack Champlain Valley region in New York State. The daughter of a miner her poems bring
a tender and dignified honesty to the story of her growing up in hard times, moving six times before graduating high school,
and finally settling in Port Henry where her responsibilities as a paper girl brought her in contact with villagers from all
walks of life, many of whom became close friends.
What Others Are Saying...
"Jean is a true Native of the Adirondacks
Lake Champlain region. Her appreciation of the natural beauty of this area, and the sometimes difficult life that many generations
of families endured to make this area our home, reminds the reader of why we choose to stay here. I always have copies of
her books nearby, many that I have read numerous times."
R. Scozzafava, Supervisor, Town of Moriah
poems touch all of us, and put into words what so many of us can’t. It is only fitting that one of your poems should
bring us full circle."
-- Lorraine Franklin,
Coalition Co-Chair, Lake Champlain
Bridge, at the Dedication of the
new Lake Champlain Bridge
"Jean Arleen Breed’s words are part
of the history that took place in the Champlain Valley during 2009 and 2010."
Representative, Diane Lanpher
"Breed is establishing herself as a prolific author . . . The Crown Point woman
has released her fifth book, "Adirondack Paper Girl." It's a collection of 50 poems compiled to tell her story as
the daughter of an Adirondack miner . . . The collection tells Breed's story of moving from town to town as a child. When
her family eventually settles in Port Henry, Breed becomes a paper girl delivering the news to friends, neighbors and others.
"Impressively well written, uniquely organized,
and deftly presented, "Adirondack Paper Girl" is a memorable and unusual memoir that is a thoroughly absorbing read
from beginning to end. Very highly recommended for community and academic library American Biography collections, it should
be noted for personal reading lists that "Adirondack Paper Girl" is also available in a Kindle edition (9781938729089,
$4.99) and in an ePDF format (9781938729096, $4.99)."
-Helen Dumont Reviewer,
Midwest Book Review, Helen's Bookshelf