The True Adventures of Grizzly Adams: A Biography

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Recounts the adventures of the nineteenth-century frontier hunter, with an emphasis on his experiences with bears.

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Bob McClung's books have won a number of awards and citations, including, in 1966, the Eva L. Gordon Award of the American Nature Study Society for outstanding achievement in nature literature and, in 1978, the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers for the outstanding nonfiction book for children written that year by a member. Many of his books have also been cited as Outstanding Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association.

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Grade 7 Up An account of the fantabulous adult years of Grizzly Adams, chiefly in the Sierra Nevadas of California. The intrepid Adams was known as a trapper and a tamer of the largest of bears as well as of other carnivors; a hunter for meat to feed his managerie, his men, Indians, emigrants and miners; and a showman, both on his own, and in the last year of his life, with P. T. Barnum in New York. Adams' activities were so extraordinary that they read as if created expressly to be the substance of dime novels. What else could one make of a man who for many years was companion to a female grizzly bear, Lady Washington, with whom on frigid nights he slept? Yet one must not overlook that as a hunter and collector of animals, Adams was also a businessman, selling furs, meat and live specimens. Readers who are unfamiliar with the geography of the West will be able to follow Adams' travels on the maps included; reproductions of contemporary illustrations add visual information and ambiance to the text. Readers who favor rough and ready adventures so rare that they seem to be exaggerations will read and reread this biography. George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield
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