Gilmanton, NH resident

This book brought me back to the purity of my childhood adventures in the woods and around the lakes of this region.  It's almost like the story was about a fantasy world which can be carried back home, wherever home is. Anyone can take home some of the magic from the Lakes Region with Whispers on Winnipesaukee.  I'm excited for the next book!

Bow Lake, NH resident

This book expresses everything I am trying to teach my grandchildren about loons, conservation, living on a lake and the importance of nature.

Former NH fifth grade teacher, now living in Colorado

Whispers on Winnipesaukee is a delight to read and so educational for young readers.  Haley’s wonderful relationship with her Mimi, Grandpa and “Aunt Fizzie” come through so well in the book – just a great read.

Maryland resident

Whispers is very professional and informative, and does a great job of showing how a kid of Haley's age thinks, imagines and responds to what her family members teach her.  I could easily relate to her feelings of excitement, remembering myself growing up on the Magothy River.

Albuquerque, NM resident:

I read Whispers Through the Rockies and would recommend this book highly to anyone who is between 5 and 100. The book is extremely well written, highly educational and beautifully illustrated. I absolutely love the way the book is presented. It is presented as a conversation with Haley who is the author’s – Martha Kruse – Granddaughter. Anyone who has children, grandchildren, nieces and/or nephews knows how they ask a million questions!! This makes the book exciting and fun to read as Haley Mae, Mimi, Aunt Fizzy, and Grandpa John visit and explore Rocky Mountain National Park. I learned many things about the park that I didn’t know and I lived only 45 minutes away for 30 years. You will LOVE it!!

Retired NH educator, Concord, NH

“Whispers” is so beautifully written; you captivate both adult and child readers with your story and the illustrations. I love Haley’s curiosity and sense of wonder, and the tender and affectionate way the grandparents lead her into this boating and nature adventure.

Lakes Region resident

Just finished reading your lovely story and can't wait to surprise my grandkids with it. As a long time islander we can totally relate to your wonderful book and the beautiful illustrations.  When you mentioned the mail boat memories of our grand kids jumping off the high pilings and then waiting patiently to buy their ice cream.  What great memories you are building for your granddaughter.

Virginia resident

It's hard for me to express how awesome I think the two Whispers books are. .

everything about them is perfect!  The story both intrigued and enlightened me.  I was thoroughly captivated by Haley Mae and her family.  And the art work wonderfully enhanced the story.

Gilford resident

Two really fun and educational books for kids.  Whispers on Winnipesaukee came out last fall and now its sequel, Whispers on the Seacoast (NH's seacoast!)


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