Written by Deborah Bartlett and Illustrated by Mrs. Lizotte’s 5th Grade Class
If you go to Durham Elementary School in Durham, Maine, you will see a maple tree on the playground. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a gray squirrel sitting among the many branches. If he is there, sit under the tree, close your eyes and listen very hard. You might be able to hear a tale of long ago because this particular squirrel is from a long line of historians who have kept track of this town’s history. His name is Freddy and what he likes best is to have someone listen as he tells a new generation of squirrels about the town. Let’s go sit under that tree and see if we can hear Freddy telling some of his stories.