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Title:
Stories from where we live. The Great Lakes
Author:
St. Antoine, Sara, 1966-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiii, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781571316394
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Praise for the series: "A wonderful reference . . . and a joy to read." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-8. In her fifth anthology highlighting American ecoregions, St. Antoine celebrates the distinctive literature that conveys a community's cultural and natural history. Selections include Susan Powers' essay about the dangers of swimming in choppy Lake Michigan waters; Gene Stratton-Porter's recollections of collecting wildflowers in quicksand-filled bogs; Aldo Leopold's musings about the great variety of wildlife attracted to the diseased trees in his Wisconsin forest; and Canadian Margaret Atwood's ode to the effort involved in preparing homemade apple jelly. Most selections are brief and illustrated with small sketches. Each work is prefaced by a note about the setting and closes with a short biographical comment about the contributor. Excellent examples for creative writing classes or for combined literature-geography projects. A helpful appendix further explains the area's predominant habitats, flora, and fauna. --Kay Weisman Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

A group of new volumes gathers gems from places and cultures around the world. The Stories from Where We Live Series adds The Great Lakes, ed. by Sara St. Antoine, illus. by Trudy Nicholson, which explores the region that stretches from Minnesota east to Niagara Falls. Organized into sections with titles such as "Adventures" and "Reapers and Sowers," this collection of poems, stories and essays from early Ojibwe storytellers to contemporary urban authors reflect the four seasons-such as Ellen Creager's "The Ice Deer" about a deer trapped on the partially frozen surface of Lake St. Clair and watching a Fourth of July display over Lake Michigan in "Fireworks!" by Katherine Crawford Roby. The volume reflects an ecologically and culturally diverse area from a variety of perspectives. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved