- Filename: monsters-of-the-northwoods.
- ISBN: 0925168009
- Release Date: 1992-01-01
- Number of pages: 136
- Publisher: North Country Books Incorporated
In this companion to Gathering: A Northwoods Counting Book Betsy Bowen again captures the vibrant magic in each northwoods day through effortless prose and colorful woodcuts. While the canoe waits beneath the heavy snow and the river freezes over, bears turn in for long winter naps and people spend time reading by the fire or bundled up in layers. But when spring comes, it’s time for kayaking, fishing, and listening to the quiet pond sounds of the new season. All of this and more is celebrated in Bowen’s warm and unusual alphabet book that introduces children to the cyclical rhythms of life in our country’s northern states.
Every American has heard of the lumberjack hero Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox. For 100 years his exploits filled cartoons, magazines, short stories, and children's books, and his name advertised everything from pancake breakfasts to construction supplies. By 1950 Bunyan was a ubiquitous icon of America's strength and ingenuity. Until now, no one knew where he came from—and the extent to which this mythical hero is rooted in Wisconsin. Out of the Northwoods presents the culture of nineteenth-century lumberjacks in their own words. It includes eyewitness accounts of how the first Bunyan stories were shared on frigid winter nights, around logging camp stoves, in the Wisconsin pinery. It describes where the tales began, how they moved out of the forest and into print, and why publication changed them forever. Part bibliographic mystery and part social history, Out of the Northwoods explains for the first time why we all know and love Paul Bunyan.
Including step-by-step carving, painting and finishing instructions, this book aims to help you handcraft your own traditional Christmas nativity scene.
Highlighting the special animals of the great north woods of Wisconsin, this book is as lovely to look at as it is to listen to. The vibrant watercolors of Kara Dipietro are complemented by the gently rhyming text; describing the things these animals actually do. While children are enjoying the beauty of the book, they are also encouraged to count the animals, from one to ten.
Come join Thor's wolf pack as they embark on an epic exodus. Pushed from their home by human encroackment, the pack soon becomes plagued by hunger. Thor decides on raiding a farm despite his son's objections. Tragedy strikes and they are forced to move west in search of "The Land of the Buffalo", a fabled place where man will not be seen. They face everything Mother Nature throws at them: fire, rain, snow, tornado, and worst of all, humans. They follow a path riddled with triumph and tragedy, birth and death, as they try to stick together and find some peace.
Edith Fowke (1913-1996) was a renowned Canadian folklorist, folk song collector, researcher, writer, and teacher who during her long career recorded nearly two thousand songs. Awarded the Order of Canada in 1978 and named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1983, Fowke's legacy is recognized by folk singers and scholars alike as the most comprehensive work in its field. Producing radio programs for the CBC throughout the 1950s and 1960s, she was responsible for discovering such eminent singers as LaRena Clark, Tom Brandon, and O. J. Abbott. O. J. Abbott was one of Fowke's most prolific singers, as she collected and recorded over 120 of his songs, 66 of them transcribed for this collection. The songs, mostly of Irish origin, were popular among settlers to the Ottawa valley and in the lumber camps of northern Ontario in the late 1800s. Born in England in 1872, Abbott worked throughout Ontario and Quebec in lumber camps before settling in Hull, Quebec. He recorded numerous records for the Folkways label and performed with such folk heroes as The Travellers, Ian and Sylvia, and Pete Seeger.Songs of the North Woods as sung by O.J. Abbott and collected by Edith Fowke includes a detailed musical analysis that outlines the meter, scale, and range of each song, an index that indicates where each song can be found on the original source tapes, and extensive field notes, interviews, and recording details.
Divided into 18 different types of wetlands, forests and open spaces, each a habitat for specific clusters of wildlife. Illustrated. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Fake terror is nothing new. According to recently released files, our government planned Operation Northwoods to stage phony terror attacks against American citizens in the wake of the Bay of Pigs. These attacks were designed to anger Americans into support for a second invasion of Cuba. Luckily, the plan was spiked by JFK. If our government has ever actually carried out such plans to stage phony terror attacks, the documents have remained classified. Given the reality of Operation Northwoods, or the manner in which FDR maneuvered Japan into attacking Pearl Harbor, one cannot rule out the possibility that, once again. The people of the United States are being lied to by their own government. Author Ken Hudnall dissects historical events and makes a compelling case that the false flag nature of Operation Northwoods has been pervasive since the Middle Ages. Presented in this text are answers to the following questions: * Who was behind the September 11th, 2001 attacks and what companies profited from that dreadful day? * Did Abraham Lincoln force the situation at Fort Sumter to spark the Civil War * What really happened to the USS Maine and how did the news media create the Spanish America war? * Did FDR have intelligence that could have prevented the attacks on Pearl Harbor? * Were the Knights Templar victims of an Operation Northwoods style downfall? * Was the Zimmerman Telegram a construct by the Wilson administration used to lure us into the First World War? Retired Army Captain Ken Hudnall reveals the truth behind these convenient happenstances and many more throughout history in The Northwoods Conspiracy.
Equipped with a damaged brain, a propensity for violence, and a quarter of a million in ill-gotten gains, Thomas Sparrow sets out to find new pleasures and winds up in a hazy world of drugs and perversion.
The White Mountain National Forest and Great North Woods have been described as “nature’s mammoth museum.” This is a land of many lakes and rivers, mountains and waterfalls, and pristine natural splendor, abundant with historic charm. The White Mountain National Forest was established by presidential proclamation in 1918. It owes its existence to the passage of the Weeks Act of 1911, which enabled the federal government to purchase land and establish a national forest in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It is one of the most visited natural sites in the country, and tourists from all over the world make seasonal visits to this recreational haven. This book takes the reader on a historical journey through the national forest, including the majesty and grandeur of the Presidential Range, Great Gulf Wilderness, Pemigewasset Wilderness, and Sandwich Range Wilderness, as well as Franconia Notch, Pinkham Notch, Crawford Notch, and Great North Woods.
Bruno, a young snowshoe rabbit, and his knowledgeable squirrel friend, Gustav, set out through the North Woods winter for mountain meadows said to be full of wildflowers and waves of grass.