The Village Blacksmith A Poem By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – A Story of the Poem and Poet by John William Babin
This book, first in it's series, introduces the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to an audience of young readers. It includes a story about the inspiration that led him to write this timeless classic and a second work titled "From My Arm-Chair" - a poem written to the children of Cambridge, Massachusetts, as gratitude for their gift of a chair made from the spreading chestnut tree that shaded the blacksmith shop.
About John William Babin (Portland, Maine Author)
John Babin is the visitor services manager at the Maine Historical Society. John is responsible for overseeing the paid guides and volunteer docents who give tours in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, on the Longfellow Trail and the Historic Walking Tours of Portland. John was formerly a docent and site coordinator for the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and is currently serving as a docent at the Victoria Mansion. John holds a real estate broker's license from the State of Maine and is a trained specialist in historic homes and architecture.