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A classic work of natural history is once again available in a paper edition.

Synopsis:

A book about a time gone by, about family, about growing up — storytelling and descriptive nature writing at its best.

The great naturalist, Edwin Way Teale, spent his boyhood holidays and summers at his grandparents' farm, Lone Oak, in Indiana. In Dune Boy, first published in 1943, he recounts these buccolic visits and his budding interest in the natural world around him. A loner, often bullied by other children, Teale escaped to the roof of the old house where he gazed at the golden dunes in the distance, and dreamed his own fantastic dreams.

The young Teale was fascinated by moths, dragonflies, snakes, and the workings of the farm. He yearned to fly. He tried to hitch a calf to a cart, to ride a pig. He created a museum for his collections of arrowheads, stones, and fish skeletons. Most of all, he enjoyed his storytelling, hardworking grandfather, and his book-reading, equally hardworking grandmother. They reveled in and encouraged him. He returned to Lone Oak every summer until he was fifteen, when the old farm house caught fire and burned down.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780939883028
Foreword:
Zwinger, Ann H.
Author:
Zwinger, Ann H.
Foreword by:
Zwinger, Ann H.
Foreword:
Zwinger, Ann H.
Author:
Teale, Edwin Way
Publisher:
Bibliopola Press
Location:
Storrs, CT
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Connecticut
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Farmers & Ranchers
Subject:
Hampton
Subject:
Natural history -- Connecticut -- Hampton.
Subject:
Hampton (Conn.)
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.98x6.03x.65 in. .82 lbs.

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Product details 268 pages Bibliopola Press - English 9780939883028 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A book about a time gone by, about family, about growing up — storytelling and descriptive nature writing at its best.

The great naturalist, Edwin Way Teale, spent his boyhood holidays and summers at his grandparents' farm, Lone Oak, in Indiana. In Dune Boy, first published in 1943, he recounts these buccolic visits and his budding interest in the natural world around him. A loner, often bullied by other children, Teale escaped to the roof of the old house where he gazed at the golden dunes in the distance, and dreamed his own fantastic dreams.

The young Teale was fascinated by moths, dragonflies, snakes, and the workings of the farm. He yearned to fly. He tried to hitch a calf to a cart, to ride a pig. He created a museum for his collections of arrowheads, stones, and fish skeletons. Most of all, he enjoyed his storytelling, hardworking grandfather, and his book-reading, equally hardworking grandmother. They reveled in and encouraged him. He returned to Lone Oak every summer until he was fifteen, when the old farm house caught fire and burned down.

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