The Lightkeepers' Menagerie
Stories of Animals at Lighthouses
By (author) Elinor De Wire
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Lightkeepers' Menagerie by Elinor De Wire
Book DescriptionElinor De Wire has been writing about lighthouses and their keepers since 1972. During that time she found that hundreds of lighthouse animals wandered into her research notes and photo collection. This book is the story of all these cold-nosed, whiskered, wooly, hoofed, horned, slithery, buzzing, feathered, and finned keepers of the lights. Where else would a dog learn to ring a fogbell; a cat go swimming and catch a fish for its supper; or a parrot cuss the storm winds rattling its cage? Who other than a lightkeeper would swim a cow home, tame a baby seal, adopt an orphan alligator, send messages via carrier pigeons, or imagine mermaids coming to visit? "The Lightkeepers' Menagerie" gathers together animal stories from lighthouses all around the world, tales of happiness and sadness, courage and cowardice, tragedy and comedy, even absurdity. Sometimes, fur, feathers, and fins tell the best tales.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781561643912
(235mm x 144mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Pineapple Press
Publisher: Pineapple Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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