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Voices of the Wild

Voices of the Wild

by Jonathan London, Wayne McLoughlin

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Janice Del Negro
"I am Beaver gliding, diving, rising with the bubbles to a long, slender shadow-shape passing overhead." The "shadow-shape" is the bottom of a kayak paddled by a man camping in the wild. The wilderness animals--among them, bear, deer, and turtle--identify themselves in relation to the man and their environment in a series of prose poems, each illustrated by a full-color, double-page painting showing the animal as well as evidence of the man. The concluding words are the man's: "When I wake in the dark / easy on the earth / and see the shape of an owl / among the stars / I lift my voice to the silence / and give thanks / to the wild night." McLoughlin's strong wildlife paintings focus mainly on the animals, viewing them from unusual and effective perspectives. They combine nicely with the somewhat low-key text, and with some promotion the book should find a wide readership.

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Random House Children's Books
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
10.63(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

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