By (author) Douglas Wood
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Fawn Island by Douglas Wood
Book DescriptionFawn Island is a place where crows serve as alarm clocks, white-throated sparrows leave the tracks of their songs upon the evening hush, and chickadees help a woodsman learn to whistle. The island is also a jumping-off place for journeys large and small, earthly and spiritual -- to nearby Mallard Island, Gull Island, or Bald Rock, by sea kayak into the wild recesses of sprawling Voyageurs National Park, or on a midnight paddle in which the paddler can reach the silent wilderness of the stars themselves. In his latest book, best-selling author Douglas Wood guides the reader on a deep journey into the heart of the North Woods.For Wood, Fawn Island is not merely a charming wilderness hideaway; it is the entry to realms of thought and meaning as well. From its pine-clad shores he probes for insights into the nature of neighborliness and independence, of community and solitude. Out of an ancient Ojibwe legend comes an exploration of personal loss and life after death. Wood questions the notion of being a "force of nature" and the concept of the passage of time in the context of seemingly eternal trees, lakes, rock ledges, and stars. From beneath the ascending trunks of pines comes an inquiry into the principles of optimism and, finally, a personal response to the eternal question: Is the universe a friendly place?Embedded in the text like roots of the island's pines is Wood's gentle, self-effacing humor and the author's own original pen-and-ink drawings that superbly evoke the poetry and mystery of this "small bit of rock and tree", this "lucky place" in the wilderness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816631759
(210mm x 135mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Douglas Wood
Deep Woods, Wild Waters, Hardback (April 2017)
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When a Grandpa Says 'I Love You', Hardback (September 2014)
Young readers discover all the wonderful ways grandfathers show grandchildren their love in this heartwarming companion to "When a Dad Says "I Love You""Na clever and cozy tribute to the special bond between grandfather and grandchild. Full color.
When a Dad Says 'I Love You', Hardback (July 2013)
Explores some of the many and varied ways a father can express his love, even without saying the words, such as by making pancakes, playing games, and reading a favorite story using special voices for each character.
Franklin and Winston, Hardback (September 2011)» View all books by Douglas Wood
Wood and Moser deliver a compelling look at two leaders who held the world's fate in their hands--and the holiday visit that sealed a friendship and steered the course of World War II. Full color.
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