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In the ancient forest, Bubo, a great horned owl, is the undisputed ruler--feared and despised For a year, the birds and other creatures of the forest have lived in peace and freedom. Then one night, the great horned owl Bubo comes back to claim his territory, shattering their calm. No one is safe from the reach of the tiger-bird--not even Felis, the house cat. Black Talon, another great horned owl, welcomes Bubo's return. She has been waiting for a mate in order to start a family of her own. But in the wild, nothing can be taken for granted, and the other animals see the unhatched owlets as a chance for revenge. As Bubo and Black Talon try to defend their young against their enemies, the struggle for survival becomes an all-out battle. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Doug is enchanted by the water birds of Gothic Valley--but can he save them from the cruel forces of nature? Doug is visiting his grandfather, Whispering Bill, in the Colorado Rockies for the summer. Bill is the only prospector left in the ghost town of Gothic, once a center of gold mining, and he hopes to pass his knowledge along to his young grandson. Meanwhile, the water ouzels have begun to return to the valley. Doug is fascinated as he watches a pair of ouzels, Cinclus and Teeter, building their nest and laying eggs. But the nest is too close to the water's edge. Can Doug protect the birds and their brood from the forces of nature? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Procyon, a young raccoon, explores the woods, has great adventures, and learns to survive in the world around him Procyon, a raccoon born in a forest in Minnesota, lives happily with his mother, brother, and two sisters. He spends his days playing in the woods around their den, learning to find larvae and crayfish in the streambeds, and to avoid predators like Otus, the screech owl. But eventually the little raccoon must leave his family to make his own way in the world, relying on all that his mother has taught him. Suddenly, Procyon's littermates are his rivals--for food, for shelter, and for a mate. Evading humans as well as wild predators, Procyon uses his instincts and natural cunning to do what all animals must: survive and thrive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Sycamore Will wants a pet dog so badly--but a pet skunk might be just as nice! On a farm in the Cumberland Valley of Pennsylvania, Meph the skunk and his littermate, just three days old, are caught in a flash flood and nearly drown in the cold waters. By the time their mother comes to their rescue, only Meph can be saved. Sycamore Will, tired of being ordered around the farm by his father, is building a fire in the hearth of the summer kitchen when he hears a scratching sound. To his delight, he finds Meph trying to dig into the foundation from the cellar! Will becomes determined to adopt the little skunk as a pet--but he'll have to contend with Meph's mother first. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Vison the mink, the bully of his litter, strikes out on his own after the sudden death of his mother Vison the mink has fought for everything--food, shelter, survival--almost from birth. The largest of his litter, he bullied his smaller sisters and was the first to venture out of the den. Returning home after hunting one day, Vison and his mother are cornered by Urocyon the gray fox. With no way out, Vison's mother attacks the fox with full force, allowing Vison to escape. Back in the den, the mink kits wait for their mother, but she does not return. Bored with his weak sisters, Vison abandons them and leaves the den for good. But his mother still had much left to teach her kits about life in the wilderness. Has Vison learned enough to survive? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Vulpes the red fox is quick, curious, and clever--but is he any match for humans? Vulpes the red fox is the cleverest and boldest kit in his litter. From an early age, his curiosity has driven him to explore the woods and waterways around the Potomac River, where he was born. He watches his parents, especially his father, a fearless hunter, and quickly learns how to survive. One day, he smells a new and unfamiliar animal. As two boys come up through the woods, Vulpes is snatched away by his mother while his father crouches in the tall grass, hidden. What creature could have frightened his brave parents so much? Vulpes decides he has to find out more. But will his curiosity cost him his life? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Vulpes was the pride of his parents, the smartest pup of the litter--and he grew into a fast, quick-witted red fox whose abilities became legend among the forest's hunters.
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