COUNTRY by Florence Page Jacques


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Although this hasn't quite the rest and freshness of the earlier The Geese Fly High and Country, it still ranks high in good regional writing -- personal experience in the wilds, this time in the border country between Minnesota and Canada -- Basswood Lake, Gunflint Lake, Schroedor -- during a winter spent up there. The Jacques make their own enthusiasm contagious -- she in her naively charming accounts of the life, -- canoeing in a logging, fishing through ice, training dogs, creatures of the wild, what to wear and how to wear it, the people they encountered, nature lore, conservation, and so on. The illustrations are not quite so numerous (don't you know we're at war?) but they are lovely -- and catch the feel of the north.

Publisher: Univ. of Minnesota