With stories written by both Abigail's original author Mark Walma and McAdam, NB native Mary E. O'Keefe, accompanied by Lynn Walma's wonderful illustration, this new collection of children's stories set in the 1940s offers everything a young reader could want in a story book: humour, action, adventure, emotion, even a little bit of soul-searching for Abigail and her friends.
"I'm delighted that we are able to bring Mary E. O'Keefe and her delightful writing style into the public eye," Mark Walma said recently. "Mary grew up in McAdam, right across the street from the landmark train station, and her stories have a wonderfully fresh, innocent and heart-warming feel to them."
The new collection offers six new stories, featuring Abigail, her cousin Martha and their friends and colleagues who live and work at the historic railway station and hotel.
"There are a lot of familiar faces in the stories but also some new ones," Walma said, "including a new hotel maid who, well, let's just say she introduces challenges for Abigail and her friends."
Volume 4 will be launched at an event to be held on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the McAdam Railway Station and Hotel. The event is free to the public and should be a fun time for all.