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A beloved storyteller relates the exciting, thought-provoking tale of a courageous animal pursued by a determined, two-legged predator with a deadly weapon. Kids learn valuable lessons about nature and wildlife in this illustrated, easy-to-read text about a gentle creature and his helpful friends in the Green Forest.
Autumn should have been a season of contentment for the inhabitants of the Green Forest. Food was plentiful and all the young creatures born earlier in the year had been taught how to look out for themselves. It should not have been a sad time, but it was -- because of the hunters and their long guns
Lightfoot the Deer was especially concerned. -There's nothing quite so terrible as being continually hunted, - he thought. The handsome creature certainly had cause to worry, as young readers soon learn in this exciting and sensitively written tale by naturalist Thornton W. Burgess. With the opening of hunting season, Lightfoot finds himself pursued by a determined two-legged predator with a deadly weapon; and even with the help of his friends Sammy Jay, Paddy the Beaver, and -- unexpectedly -- a concerned human, Lightfoot faces constant threats to his survival.
Young readers will find this exciting tale of a courageous animal filled with valuable lessons about nature and wildlife. Newly reset in large, easy-to-read type, the story is enhanced by Harrison Cady's original illustrations.
Exciting, sensitively told tale about a courageous animal and the two-legged predator who pursues him in the Green Forest with a deadly weapon.
A beloved storyteller relates the exciting tale of a courageous animal pursued by a two-legged predator with a deadly weapon. Kids learn valuable lessons about nature and wildlife in this easy-to-read text.