Ways of Wood Folk


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(4.8 stars; 16 reviews)

Late nineteenth-century naturalist William J. Long invites us in to the secret worlds of the woodland animals. Containing Long's own animal observations along with stories related to him by other humans who inhabit the woods, these stories give us an insight into the behavior of wild animals as they go about their lives in their own secret places deep in the forests of eastern North America. Although Long was accused in his day of anthropomorphizing the animals he wrote about, readers who are familiar with any of the animals he writes of will have glimpses of recognition at behaviors they have seen for themselves and explore the deeper meanings these actions have in that animal's life. The stories will paint pictures in your imagination that will stay with you long after the book has ended. (Summary by Jill Engle.) (4 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Preface 4:29 Read by Jill Engle
Chapter 1: Fox-Ways, Part 1 20:25 Read by Arie
Chapter 1: Fox-Ways, Part 2 14:31 Read by Arie
Chapter 2: Merganser 17:44 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Chapter 3: Queer Ways of Br'er Rabbit 20:49 Read by Larry Wilson
Chapter 4: A Wild Duck 18:03 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Chapter 5: An Oriole's Nest 10:28 Read by Lynne T
Chapter 6: The Builders, Part 1 18:23 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 6: The Builders, Part 2 17:29 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 7: Crow-Ways 22:45 Read by Mike Pelton
Chapter 8: One Touch of Nature 4:58 Read by Jendia
Chapter 9: Moose Calling 19:17 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Chapter 10: Ch'geegee-Lokh-sis 21:06 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Chapter 11: A Fellow of Expedients 11:40 Read by Jendia
Chapter 12: A Temperance Lesson for the Hornets 6:41 Read by Claire Schreuder
Chapter 13: Snowy Visitors 20:49 Read by Lynne T
Chapter 14: A Christmas Carol 9:18 Read by Larry Wilson
Chapter 15: Mooween the Bear 25:07 Read by Arie