Percy’s Patience-The Story of Governor Baxter and Baxter State Park




Percy’s Patience is a children’s picture book biography about former Maine Governor Percival P. Baxter. Vignettes from the archives highlight the perseverance of young Percy, revealing his “growth mindset,” and how he learns to wait for rewards. We also see how his dreams for a better world shaped his life and civic career. Each page of Percy’s Patience is footnoted, so that one could choose to read the narrative for its own sake, or slow down to absorb “fun facts.” This book could appeal to a six-year-old or a sixth grader. Back matter includes timeline, maps, portraits, and references.