Wild Animals I Have Known (英语) 平装 – 2009年8月4日
Ernest Thompson Seton was born in South Shields, Durham, England, in 1860. His family emigrated to Canada in 1866 and settled near Lindsay, Ontario. Four years later they moved to Toronto, where Seton received his early education. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1879 and pursued further studies at the Royal Academy in England, and at l'Académie Julian in Paris.
Seton returned to Canada in 1881 and joined his brother on a homestead near Carberry, Manitoba. There he made extensive notes on the behaviour of animals and birds, complementing his studies as a naturalist with commissioned work as an illustrator and painter.
His first collection of animal stories, Wild Animals I Have Known (1898), won immediate critical and popular acclaim, and was followed in the next four decades by more than thirty volumes of such fiction.
Seton founded a youth organization, the League of Woodcraft Indians, and in 1910 joined Lord Baden-Powell in establishing the Boy Scouts of America. In the same year, he wrote the Boy Scouts of America Official Manual.
In 1930 Seton moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he set up Seton Village, a centre for environmentalists, naturalists, and students of North American Indian culture.
Ernest Thompson Seton died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1946.
From the Paperback edition.
Note to the Reader
Lobo, the King of Currumpaw
Silverspot, the Story of a Crow
Raggylug, the Story of a Cottontail Rabbit
Bingo, the Story of My Dog
The Springfield Fox
The Pacing Mustang
Wully, the Story of a Yaller Dog
Redruff, the Story of the Don Valley Partridge
From the Paperback edition.
The stories are poignant and captivating, but this kept me from really getting engrossed for any significant length of time.
I had the book replaced with another paperback edition of this book which cost 50 cents or so more. Very much worth it. if you want to get a good edition of this book, which includes the pictures as far as I can tell, get "Wild Animals I Have Known (Yesterday's Classics)."
heres the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599151812/ref=oss_product
on to the review of the book:
The book itself is great, the stories are interesting, enticing, and vivid. I personally bought the book after watching a documentary on "Lobo - The King of Currumpaw." I wasn't sure what to expect, old books can be very dull. This one however really isn't. some of these stories could be great for audiences of all ages. I am personally 18, hate boring books, find Shakespeare dull and over dramatic, and any sort of literature written to before 1900 to likely be the epitome of dull and the definition of bad writing by todays English standards.
Some of these stories have some ugly images (not drawings) which if understood by a younger mind could cause some bad imagination repercussions. They gotta grow up sometime! But this book really isn't for just anybody. It's targeted at everyone however, it affects many when put into context, and greatly effects those that have a love of learning, adventure, and animals.
Overall the book was and is worth a read, ill keep it and read it in 20 years.
starts out with "Lobo" King of Curnpaw (sp) the wolf who changed his life but his insights into all the animals
and about their lives is really interesting and amazing something lacking in much of today's society. This would
be a nice book for young adults, although most of the stories end sadly... it is due to Man's interference or greed to kill
the animal because they consider it either a pest or a prize! We really need to get kids reading writers like Mr. Seton and off the ipads and
things that sever the connection with nature. Mr. Seton's deep connection with all animals comes through and I think
about these animals on my daily walks. I had never heard of him?! And he is a most amazing writer of animal stories.
I look forward to reading more of his books.His drawings are amazing too.