THE SECRETS OF REDDING GLEN: The Natural History of a Wooded Valley by Jo Polseno

THE SECRETS OF REDDING GLEN: The Natural History of a Wooded Valley

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In Redding (Connecticut) there is a glen where the wild geese fly and the salamanders live. . . where the owl hoots in the moonlight and the wood thrush sings in the day. Wild grapes cling to the beech tree and the loon cries out in the night. . . ."" In quiet, minimally poetic soft-focus sentences, Polseno chronicles the comings and goings of plants and animals in the glen from the first signs of spring to the next winter's first snowfall. There are small bits of information about the different animals worked into the chronological record, but Polseno's heart is really in the pictures -- full-page realistic portraits in warm browns and greens of the great horned owl, Canada goose, kingfisher, raccoon and other creatures (mostly birds) -- all of them carefully posed against conventional natural backgrounds that underline the resemblance to calendar art.

Pub Date: Nov. 12th, 1973
Publisher: Golden Press