Stories from Where We Live -- The Great Lakes - Hardcover
The newest entry in the award-winning series that uses stories to convey a sense of place concentrates on the Great Lakes region, stretching from Niagara Falls to the Boundary Waters.
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Gr. 4-8. In her fifth anthology highlighting American ecoregions, St. Antoine celebrates the distinctive literature that conveys a community's cultural and natural history. Selections include Susan Powers' essay about the dangers of swimming in choppy Lake Michigan waters; Gene Stratton-Porter's recollections of collecting wildflowers in quicksand-filled bogs; Aldo Leopold's musings about the great variety of wildlife attracted to the diseased trees in his Wisconsin forest; and Canadian Margaret Atwood's ode to the effort involved in preparing homemade apple jelly. Most selections are brief and illustrated with small sketches. Each work is prefaced by a note about the setting and closes with a short biographical comment about the contributor. Excellent examples for creative writing classes or for combined literature-geography projects. A helpful appendix further explains the area's predominant habitats, flora, and fauna. Kay Weisman
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"Beautifully and sensitively illustrated, and through stories, essays, and poems brings to life...the Great Lakes." -- Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
"a delightful and enthusiastically recommended anthology of stories, essays, and poems drawn from a diversity of talented authors." -- The Children's Bookwatch, February 2004
"features writers throughout the region sharing their love of where they live through essays, poetry and stories." -- Ohio Magazine
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- PublisherMilkweed Editions
- Publication date2003
- ISBN 10 1571316396
- ISBN 13 9781571316394
- Edition number1
- Number of pages280