THE AUDUBON BOOK OF TRUE NATURE STORIES
Hardback Book with Dust Jacket
Selected and Edited by John K. Terres
Illustrated by Walter W. Ferguson
Book Club Edition
Over 300 pages
Copyright © 1958 by John K. Terres |
" These are some of the best-loved stories from Audubon Magazine, long one of the
most popular American nature magazines, which is edited by John K. Terres. Each story
is true. Mr. Terres selected those which especially reveal the personalities and remarkable
behavior of many of our North American wild creatures. Most of the stories describe a
moving relationship between man and a wild friend. Such experiences are rare enough, and
each tells us something about how fine mankind can be, as well as much about the
In his introduction, Mr. Terres writes: "In some of these stores you will read about birds and
other animals playing, courting, mating, building homes, and raising families - all struggling
to live, and all living lives that are, in many ways, much like our own. Beautiful, graceful,
gentle, and fierce, comic and tragic, these are wild children, sometimes near to being
human, but never meant to be." "
" The Audubon Book of True Nature Stories is a unique collection. Though it
contains stories written by some famous naturalists - Edwin Way Teale, Alan Devoe,
Alexander Sprunt, Jr., and others - most of the authors are unknowns who have had the
kindness and patience to make friends with wild creatures. Each author writes honestly,
warmly, and revealingly about the experiences that have meant so much to him or her. You
can share in these experiences and capture some of the fun and excitement that others have
known. Perhaps you, too, can make friends with some of these wild creatures. "
" The Audubon Book of True Nature Stories contains original drawings by Walter
W. Ferguson, noted nature artist whose work has appeared frequently in Audubon Magazine.
His drawings, which are exceptionally beautiful and delicately executed, convey the moving
spirit behind each story. "
" Quitto [cougar] by Freeman Tilden
A Whooping Crane Named Bill by S.W. Oliver
The White-Tailed Deer of Pimisi Bay by Louise de Kiriline
Crip, Come Home! [brown thrasher] by Ruth Rowland Thomas
Weasels Are Wonderful by Helen Hoover
Caliban [grackle] by Henry S.F. Cooper
The World of a Chipmunk by Alan Devoe
Geoffrey [screech owl] by Penelope Weigel
The Desert Tortoise by Lillian E. Miles
Our Friendly Tree Swallows by Myrtle Jeanne Broley
Cottontails in My Garden by Frank F. Gander
Irrepressible Nuthatch [red breasted nuthatch] by Louise de Kiriline
Jumping Phantoms of the Desert [kangaroo "rat"] by Alfred M. Cooper
Pelican Portraits by Percy L. DePuy
The Masked Bandits in Our Home [raccoons] by Dorothy Hatfield
Our "Minnesota Barred Owls by Rachel D. Tryon
Mrs. Sphex [solitary wasp] by Edith R. McLeod
The Roadrunner [ground cuckoo] by Frank F. Gander
Pelorus Jack - A Dolphin Diplomat by Cyrus Cress
Snobber - Sparrow De Luxe [English sparrow] by Edwin Way Teale
I Lived with a Black-Tailed Jack Rabbit by Henry Paul Jackson
My Conditioned Chickadees [black-capped chickadee] by Louise de Kiriline
Tree-Dwellers of the Tropics [American monkeys] by Elizabeth Ingles
Jeff [sooty tern] by Alexander Sprunt, Jr.
Fence Lizards in My Garden by Frank F. Gander
My Greater Sandhill Cranes by Dayton O. Hyde
The Handsome Little Ringtail [Bassariscus] by Norman G. Woolsey
The Immortal Toughy [mockingbird] by Myrtle Morrow Williams
The Horned Toad - Desert Oddity by Lorus J. and Margery J. Milne
Smoky, the Catbird by Charolette Orr Gantz
Shag [coyote] by Lynn Trimm
Comical Downy - Clown of the Woods [downy woodpecker] by Peggy Mowery
White-foot [white-footed mouse] by Harriet Burkhart
The Constant Carolinas [Carolina wren] by Ruth Rowland Thomas
The Black "Cat" of the Forest [fisher] by Robert G. Snyder
The Ptarmigan of Glacier National Park [white-tailed ptarmigan] by J. Gordon Edwards
The Bushy-Tailed Pack Rat - Furry Trader by Norman C. Negus
Out of the Soft, Black Night [moths] by William Byron Mowery
Old Mame [gray squirrel] by Miriam Pope Cimino
Christopher and Jenny [house wren] by Myrtle Morrow Williams
Aloysius the Independent [porcupine] by William D. Berry
My Favorite Bird [Brewer's sparrow] by Frank F. Gander
Red Squirrels Are Good Company by Harrison F. Lewis
A Thrasher Talks His Way to Fame [brown thrasher] by Marie V. Beals
A Black-Tailed Deer Comes of Age by Irving Petite
The Mystery of the Big Hop [cottontail rabbit] by William Byron Mowery
The Redoubtable Kingbird by Charlton Ogburn, Jr.
Alta, My Friend the Eagle [golden eagle] by V.W. Turbiville
Notes by the Editor "
The book is in good to very good condition with minor wear.
The dust jacket has some wear and tear along the edges and is yellowed due to aging.
The pages are also slightly yellowed due to aging, mostly around the edges.
No torn or ripped pages.
No other markings or writing.