Gibbs Smith continues their charming wilderness writing series with Ernest Thompson Seton’s Wild Animals I Have Known. Look, we’re suckers for pretty books, and Gibbs Smith is doing a marvelous job with the design and layout of this series (we’ve thrown a couple more of them on this Newsletter List on bookshop.org). Seton’s Wild Animals I Have Known was originally published in 1898, and features some really marvelous anthropomorphic characterizations. Seton argues that if you have spent any time with these critters (as he had), you’d know they are quite capable of communicating complex thoughts to one another, and his work is an attempt to render that in language we can understand. Proto-Peter Rabbit, so to speak.
–A Good Book, Sumner, WA