Quiet Magicby Sam Cook, Bob Cary (Illustrator)
Starting with his discovery
Step outside and marvel at the grand experience of the North-the power of a storm building on the greatest of the Great Lakes, the glory of Northern Lights in the shimmering night sky, the embracing, absolute silence of a snowhouse. Or stay inside with Quiet Magic and savor Sam Cook's unique blend of sensitive portrayals and gentle humor.
Starting with his discovery of one of nature's wonders-the simplicity of a stand of reeds against a wide-open sunset-and ending with a deep appreciation for the never-ending surprises of the outdoors, Sam Cook weaves a tapestry of enchanting images of the North Woods and keeps you smiling and chuckling all the way.
In this long-awaited paperback edition, Sam Cook invites you to look outward to discover the North Country, and look inward to discover yourself.
- University of Minnesota Press
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- 5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
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This book will bring back the memories of being outdoors with friends and family. Cook uses such descriptive language that you can easily picture yourself there next to him. Cooks style of writing really describes what the outdoors are like in Northern Minnesota. Let Cook show you the power of letting a storm build over the water, or just taking a friend fishing. The book was very descriptive with lots of gentle-humor that any outdoors man can relate to. You will learn a lot about yourself reading this book, it is reflective and written with respect for the smallest things in life. This book is very easy to read and is divided into smaller chapters. I don¿t read much but this book was hard to put down because it was so easy to relate to. Quiet magic will excite you so much that you won¿t be able to put it down¿hook, line, and sinker.
The book is very interesting for anyone that lives up North and enjoys the outdoors. Sam includes many noticable landmarks for Minnesotans. He uses very good detail to place the reader into the story and experiance Northern Minnesota's wild outdoors. The stories also involve some of the people from up here which makes some of the stories easier to relate to. Overall I think that this was a very good book for anyone that likes the outdoors.
This book gives me with a wonderful picfture of the Northland. The book acually puts you into the wilderness of northern Minnesota. It also has a nice discription of the people that live up here.