It was 1877 when the Paget family first launched the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden Lagoon. Since then, for generations, local families and travelers from around the world have made it their destination to visit the Boston Public Garden and take a ride on the Swan Boats. Through this story, we share in one family's tradition, while learning about another family's dedication to this important landmark. Even our littlest armchair travelers can experience the excitement of opening day of Swan Boat season, through the pages of this book!
Jennifer Delaney has spent many years of her life in and around Boston and the Swan Boats have always been one of her favorite places in the city. She is so proud to be able to share the amazing story of the Paget family with the world, and celebrate their early female pioneer, Julia Paget. Jennifer lives in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
"A beautifully written and illustrated book!" - Sylvia J. Most
"This book is delightful and engaging for kids of any age, including parents and grandparents. If you have experienced swan season in Boston, you can relate to the joy and excitement of this unique Boston ritual. If you haven't, you will be able to experience it through the wonderful storytelling and beautiful illustrations in this book, and you will want to come see it for yourself! An added bonus is the wonderful history behind the swan boats. My daughter and I love this book!" - Deborah Knopf
"I bought this for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. And I got the best note back from her- 'I just finished reading, Swan Boat Season in Boston. I could see myself, you and the boys on our trip to the Swan Boats. I have been going every spring on the Swan Boats for over 50 years. The Grandmother in that book is me! Thanks for such a thoughtful and meaningful Mother's Day gift. I highly recommend this very special book!" - Teresa Kempner