In Maine Cabin Masters, builder Chase Morrill is teaming up with his brother, sister and best friend to save and transform abandoned cabins buried deep in the remote woods of Maine. From historic cottages nearly a century old, to camp cabins in need of some major TLC, they'll give these properties the facelift they've needed for decades. And, you never know what you might find when you go for a walk in the woods.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Maine Cabin Masters - Wonder (Palacio novel) - Netflix
Wonder is a children's novel by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R. J. Palacio, published on February 14, 2012. It has sold more than five million copies. Palacio wrote Wonder after an incident in which she and her three-year-old son were waiting in line to buy ice cream. Her son noticed a girl with a severe facial deformity and started to cry. Fearing he would react badly, Palacio attempted to remove her son from the situation so as not to upset the girl and her family but ended up worsening the situation. Natalie Merchant's song “Wonder” made her realize that the incident could illustrate a valuable lesson. Palacio was inspired by Merchant's lyrics and she began writing. She named the book directly after the song, and used the song's chorus as the prologue of the first chapter. Several spin-offs, including the calendar book 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts and Auggie and Me have been published. A film adaptation was released in 2017.
Maine Cabin Masters - Main characters - Netflix
August “Auggie” Pullman: The main character. His face is deformed due to a type of “bulofacial dysotosis”, along with other facial malformations. He faces many difficulties when he goes into his first year of middle school after being schooled by his parents for many years. In the end, he is able to make new friends and accept himself for who he is. Olivia “Via” Pullman: August's older sister. She talks about the boy Auggie and the hardships of being a sister of someone who is deformed in Part 2. She truly cares for Auggie and will always defend him. Often, Via feels jealous of the attention Auggie receives because of his deformity. She often scolds herself and feels guilty for feeling this way. Summer Dawson: One of Auggie's first and best friends. She sits next to him at lunch on the first day of school when no one else would. She doesn't care what the other students think of Auggie and is always very kind to him. Isabel and Nate Pullman: Auggie and Via's parents. They care deeply about Auggie and Via, but due to Auggie's problems, Via is often unintentionally left out. Isabel and Nate work with Auggie to make sure going to regular school instead of being homeschooled is ultimately his decision. Jack Will: A tough city boy and August's best friend. Mr. Tushman asked Jack, Charlotte, and Julian to give August a tour of Beecher Prep. At first, Jack did not want to be friends with Auggie because of his facial deformity. He thought it would prevent him from being friends with the “popular kids.” He first pretended to be friends with Auggie and was devastated when August found out, but they become friends again. Later, he comes to genuinely appreciate August for who he is. Julian Albans: The school bully of the grade. He dislikes Auggie and convinces the other students that if they touch him, they will develop “The Plague.” He bullied Auggie and told most of the grade to isolate him, and Jack Will for becoming friends with Auggie. At the end of the story, Julian's parents take him out of Beecher, as they say, they don't feel Beecher Prep is an “inclusion school” and they think Auggie shouldn't have been admitted. Justin: Via's boyfriend. He is somewhat shocked by Auggie's appearance but is very kind to him. He has a main part in “Our Town” with Via at their high school. In his part in the book, he doesn't use proper punctuation because he thinks it takes too long to write. He also mentions that he has “tics,” especially when he is nervous and describes them as “hard blinks” and “the occasional head pull.” This leads the reader to believe that he has a form of Tourette's syndrome. Justin also gets to meet Via's parents. Charlotte Cody: She is a smart 5th grader and one of August's friends. Despite being nice by waving to Auggie and telling Jack about the “boy war” she never truly is friends with August as she never sits with Auggie or truly sides with Jack. Edward “Eddie” Johnson: He is a 7th grader who bullies August when he goes to a sleepaway camp. Mr. Browne: Auggie's first teacher in 5th grade at Beecher Prep school. As he makes precepts for the class to ponder, Auggie marvels at these precepts. Mr. Browne wants to give Auggie a good year at Beecher. Bear: August and Via's second dog that they got after the camping trip that Auggie went on, as a replacement for Daisy. Darth Daisy “Daisy”: Via and August's first dog, who goes by “Daisy.” She was an old dog, and at the end of the book dies. August's family then decides to get a new dog named Bear. Miranda Navas: Via's friend. Via, Miranda, and Ella were friends. Miranda had recently cut her hair into a bob and dyed it pink, and dressed in a manner that she would have never dressed before. Via is shocked by Miranda's new look, and the two former friends slowly drift apart. Miranda took care of August and thought of him as her own “little brother;” when she went to summer camp immediately previous to the events in the book, Miranda lied and told everyone August was her brother. She was the one who gave him his astronaut helmet he would wear to conceal his face, and they would also sing “Space Oddity” by David Bowie together, and she would call him “Major Tom” after the astronaut in the song. Mr. Lawrence Tushman: The director of Beecher Prep. He is extremely welcoming and positive towards Auggie throughout the course of the school year. He tries his hardest to make him feel welcome at school. He delivers an important speech at graduation where he says “if every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world would be a better place.”
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