The latest news as of today about
Children's Book Author and Photo-Illustrator
Bruce McMillan
Barbara Bush Reads Grandfather's Trolley

Library Honor
The Bruce McMillan Corner

Kennebunk Library Donation

New Duckling Book and Reviews

Puffins Escape on Puffin Page - Flying Everywhere

"I love that story, Bruce.
I think that's a beautiful
Barbara Bush
August 24th.

I autographed and
Barbara Bush read
Grandfather's Trolley,
at the
Seashore Trolley Museum
in Kennebunkport, Maine.
It was the biggest event at
the trolley museum in almost twenty years.

This is where I photographed the book. It was a treat to introduce Mrs. Bush to the people featured in Grandfather's Trolley.

Barbara Bush Reads
Grandfather's Trolley
click here
- story & photos -

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Springvale Public Library
reopening includes
The Bruce McMillan Corner

The million-dollar-renovated Springvale Public Library, my local library, is open. The children's room features The Bruce McMillan Corner with all of my books. On permanent display are nine of the original hand-tinted photographs from Grandfather's Trolley. The sequential series of "trolley" photos wrap around half the room on two walls, six of the photos facing you as you enter the children's room. The room colors, yellow and red, match the yellow and red trolley - and the girls' hair ribbon too.
Click for the architect's plans.
opening was
October 28, 2001

The art is up for viewing.
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Art Donation to the
Kennebunk Free Library
Kennebunk, Maine

On Friday October 19, 2001 I attended a reception honoring the library's original children's book art collection on permananet display. I suprised the children's librarian, Janet Cate, not only by showing up, but showing up with a donation, the "waiting for the trolley at the Arundel station" page from Grandfather's Trolley. I graduated from Kennebunk High School. The Kennebunk area was originally called Arundel.

This is the fourth library or museum where art from Grandfather's Trolley is on display.
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Newest Book Out

Days of the Ducklings

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"Duckling: book page with full reviews

"Another beauty from McMillan."
- School Library Journal

"A wonderful blend
of artistry and emotion."

- Booklist

"The photographs are handsome."

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Publisher's Catalogue Description

"A winning look at... the splendor of Iceland."
School Library Journal, Oct. 2001

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Bruce McMillan
PO Box 85
Shapleigh, ME