Chestertown’s beloved Lucy the Goose now has her own book. Sandra Arns Frohock, a Chestertown resident of 10 years, has written a children’s book telling Lucy’s story. The book is illustrated by Cheryl Anthony Roberts, a lifelong Kent County resident.
The book, “Lucy, The Chestertown Goose,” will be available for sale beginning this Friday, May 23, at The Little Shop on the Corner located at the Bordley History Center, at the corners of High and Cross Streets. Shop hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Saturday, May 24, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., there will be a special guest appearance by Baby Lucy the Goose who will put her own custom stamp on each book sold. Copies autographed by author Frohock and illustrator Roberts will also be available.
Frohock explained that she was inspired to write the book after reading an article in the Kent County News about local residents donating to buy the bronze Lucy statute located at the Chestertown waterfront. “Although I never met Lucy, I was very moved by the way Chestertown’s residents loved her and wanted to remember her,” said Frohock. “When the Historical Society opened The Little Shop on the Corner and adopted Lucy as its mascot, I knew I had to write the book now,” she said.
Frohock lives on Maple Avenue with her husband, Steve Frohock, and their three cats, Aster, Benjamin, and Tiger, who was recently adopted from the Kent County Humane Society.
The book is published in cooperation with the Historical Society of Kent County, which will benefit from the net proceeds of each sale.