Miller writes children's book to celebrate new City Park sculpture

Sculptor/Illustrator Paul Rhymer with author Amanda Miller.

(Release: September 26, 2014) - Amanda Miller, associate professor of English at HCC, recently collaborated with artist Paul Rhymer to create a new children's book, "The Fishing Lesson," to celebrate the installment of a brand new sculpture of the same name at Hagerstown City Park.

The sculpture, featuring a bear teaching its cub how to fish, was dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of the opening ceremonies of the city's fall fest.

Miller wrote the story and Rhymer, who also sculpted "The Fishing Lesson," illustrated the book.

According to a Herald-Mail article, the creation and distribution of the book was made possible through a cooperative effort involving the Washington County Arts Council, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, the City of Hagerstown and Washington County Public Schools. All first-grade students in Washington County Public Schools will receive a copy of "The Fishing Lesson" this fall.

See a full color photo of "The Fishing Lesson" sculpture online at

Photo Caption: Miller and Rhymer at City Park during the dedication on Sept. 20.