The Great Lakes: A Literary Field Guide

The Great Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario are one of the natural wonders of the world Shaped by glaciers, the lakes and the lands around them have been home to native American nations, explorers, loggers, and farmers as well as visitors who enjoy fishing, boating, and hunting in a region known for cool summers, colorful autumns, and snowy winters ThisThe Great Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario are one of the natural wonders of the world Shaped by glaciers, the lakes and the lands around them have been home to native American nations, explorers, loggers, and farmers as well as visitors who enjoy fishing, boating, and hunting in a region known for cool summers, colorful autumns, and snowy winters This beautifully illustrated book conveys the region s natural heritage through stories, poems, essays, and historical accounts The book invites readers to meet an Ojibwe girl born in 1777 on the shores of Wisconsin s Chequamegon Bay spend a summer hunting for rare plants in rural Indiana or working on an organic farm watch the Aurora Borealis from atop four hundred high dunes in Michigan The book is filled with adventures, including crossing an ice bridge above Niagara Falls in the winter of 1899 and sailing on the schooner, Rouse Simmons, bringing Christmas trees from Michigan s Upper Peninsula to Chicago in 1912 Describing canoe trips, fishing expeditions, and encounters with moose, loons, and bears, the book features such well known writers as Minnesota s Sigurd Olson, Illinois Sandra Cisneros, Indiana s Edwin Way Teale and Gene Stratton Porter, and Ontario s Margaret Atwood.
The Great Lakes A Literary Field Guide The Great Lakes Superior Michigan Huron Erie and Ontario are one of the natural wonders of the world Shaped by glaciers the lakes and the lands around them have been home to native American natio

  • Title: The Great Lakes: A Literary Field Guide
  • Author: Sara St. Antoine
  • ISBN: 9781571316547
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Great Lakes: A Literary Field Guide”

    1. Would make a great gift book; short stories about the Great Lakes region, some great poems too. Filled with lots of images of the area. I liked "Fairies' Washing" by April Pulley Sayre. And the poem "Mush Again" by Lisa Wheeler: In Michigan it's mush again, slick and sleety slush again

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