Earline Marsh is a retired elementary school teacher and principal with a life-long love of books. In recent years she has self-published Hairry GaGoinky: A Tale for Skiers and The Dewey Boy, both written for young and older readers alike. She has served as editor of Central Vermont Magazine; she has written feature articles for her local newspaper and is a longtime member of the Poetry Society of Vermont. She still has a few treasured Nancy Drew books from her childhood.
The Dewey Boy is historical fiction about the eight-year old George Perrin Dewey’s summer on the Perrin Farm in Berlin, Vermont, USA, owned by his Aunt Lucy and Uncle Porter Perrin. Some of his many adventures predict his future as the famous Admiral George Dewey. The book is suitable for classroom use, with discussion questions and explanations of idioms used in that time period.