OLLE AND THE WILD GEESE by Mary Lewis

OLLE AND THE WILD GEESE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Olle Peterson, a sixth grader living with his Cousin Kit, Aunt Inger, and Uncle Anders, a farmer and wildfowl hunter, learns the old ways of hunting wild geese with live decoys and discovers that these methods have become illegal. The picture of life near Lake Michigan in 1937 indicates the general hardship of the period as well as the rugged conditions faced by those whose livelihood is closely allied to nature. Vividly exciting descriptions of hunting and fishing are incidental to the clear and sympathetic acknowledgement that the personal hardship which may be experienced by a few people does not make the law unreasonable nor violation just. Olle finds an acceptable solution for himself and his uncle through the carving of lifelike wooden decoys which prove useful to the hunter staying within the bounds of the conservation laws.

Pub Date: March 16th, 1964
Publisher: Washburn