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Two Little Savages

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Publisher Comments:

This is one of the great classics of nature and boyhood by one of America's foremost nature experts. It presents a vast range of woodlore in the most palatable of forms, a genuinely delightful story. It will provide many hours of good reading for any child who likes the out-of-doors, and will teach him or her many interesting facts of nature, as well as a number of practical skills. It will be sure to awaken an interest in the outdoor world in any youngster who has not yet discovered the fascination of nature.

The story concerns two farm boys who build a teepee in the woods and persuade the grownups to let them live in it for a month. During that time they learn to prepare their own food, build a fire without matches, use an axe expertly, make a bed out of boughs; they learn how to "smudge" mosquitoes, how to get clear water from a muddy pond, how to build a dam, how to know the stars, how to find their way when they get lost; how to tell the direction of the wind, blaze a trail, distinguish animal tracks, protect themselves from wild animals; how to use Indian signals, make moccasins, bows and arrows, Indian drums and war bonnets; how to know the trees and plants, and how to make dyes from plants and herbs. They learn all about the habits of various birds and animals, how they get their food, who their enemies are and how they protect themselves from them.

Most of this information is not generally available in books, and could be gained otherwise only by years of life and experience in suitable surroundings. Yet Mr. Thompson Seton explains it so vividly and fully, with so many clear, marginal illustrations through the book, that the reader will finish "Two Little Savages" with an enviable knowledge of trees, plants, wild-life, woodlore, Indian crafts and arts, and survival information for the wilds. All of this is presented through a lively narrative that has as its heroes two real boys, typically curious about everything in the world around them, eager to outdo each other in every kind of endeavor. The exciting adventures that befall them during their stay in the woods are just the sort of thing that will keep a young reader enthralled and will stimulate his or her imagination at every turn.

Synopsis:

Two boys learn how to build a fire without matches, navigate by the stars, blaze trails, read animal tracks, and perform other practical skills in this instructive and entertaining classic. 293 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Adventures of two boys living as Indians; explaining Indian ways, woodlore, pioneer methods. 293 illustrations.

Table of Contents

The Chapters

Part I

Glimmerings

Spring

His Adjoining Brothers
The Book
The Collarless Stranger 

Glenyan

The Shanty
Beginnings of Woodlore
Tracks
Biddy's Contribution
Lung Balm
Crisis
The Lynx
Froth
Part II 

The New Home

Sam

The Wigwam 

The Sanger Witch

Caleb
The Making of the Teepee

The Calm Evening 

The Sacred Fire 

The Bows and Arrows 

The Dam Yan and the Witch.

Dinner with the Witch 

The Hostile Spy 

The Quarrel 

The Peace of Minnie 

Part III

Really in the Woods

The First Night and Morning
A Crippled Warrior and the Mud-Albums
A "Massacree" of Palefaces
The Deer Hunt
War Bonnet, Teepee and Coups .
Campercraft
The Indian Drum
The Cat and the Skunk
The Adventures of a Squirrel Family
How to See the Woodfolk
Indian Signs and Getting Lost
Tanning Skins and Making Moccasins
Caleb's Philosophy
A Visit from Raften
How Yan Knew the Ducks Afar 
Sam's Woodcraft Exploit.
The Owls and the Night-School 
The Trial of Grit 
 The White Revolver
The Triumph of Guy 
The Coon Hunt
The Banshee's Wail and the Huge Night

Prowler

Hawkeye Claims Another Grand Coup ...
The Three-Fingered Tramp
Winning Back the Farm
he Rival Tribe
White Man's Woodcraft
The Long Swamp
A New Kind of Coon
On the Old Camp Ground
The New War Chief

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486209852
Author:
Seton, Ernest Thompson
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Seton, Ernest Thompson
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Camping
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Outdoor life
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Indian
Subject:
Tracking
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Children's Classics
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.77 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Two boys learn how to build a fire without matches, navigate by the stars, blaze trails, read animal tracks, and perform other practical skills in this instructive and entertaining classic. 293 illustrations.
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Adventures of two boys living as Indians; explaining Indian ways, woodlore, pioneer methods. 293 illustrations.
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