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Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby children's book


This is the story of Cornelia Crosby, born in 1854, and growing up as a sickly yet feisty little girl in Phillips, Maine. Although she struggled with lifelong illness, Cornelia’s persistence and strength brought her national fame as a journalist, hunter, and angler.

Her passion was fly fishing, and as a journalist she promoted the Maine woods, helping to create the Maine Guide program and receiving the first Maine Guide badge. Cornelia, known as “Fly Rod”, defied expectations by boldly breaking into the mostly male world of fishing and hunting. Though based on known facts, this book is a fictional account faithful to Cornelia’s spirit.

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