A Wild Neighborhood
ISBN10: 0816630178 ISBN13: 9780816630172 Contributors: Bowen, Betsy (Illustrator) Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr Published: Oct 1 1997 Pages: 169 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 7.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
John Henricksson's neighbors stop by to chat or to have a bite to eat or just to sit and watch. But in his Wild Neighborhood the visitors are the black bear, gray jay, timber wolf, owl, white-tailed deer, raven, and the moose.
A Wild Neighborhood is a collection of elegantly written essays about these creatures. From kitchen-table gossip about the black bear's recent attempts to raid the bird feeder, to the retelling of Native American myths about the mischievous raven, Henricksson shows a love and understanding of the residents with whom he shares the narrow wedge of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota.
Henricksson writes of the personal relationships that develop while living in the woods. He tells of the joy of helping a deer survive a tough winter and the mystery of animals he calls "ghosts" -- species that are extinct or near extinct but still have a fleeting presence in the area.
This personal account of a vibrant community in the woods will appeal to readers of all ages and make a beautiful gift for everyone who has admired the creatures of his or her own wild neighborhood.