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by Donnell Rubay,John Muir


The naturalist John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland. When he was 11 years old, he moved to the United States with his family and lived on a Wisconsin farm, where he had to work hard for long hours.

The naturalist John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland. At the urging of friends, he took some inventions he had made to a fair in Madison, Wisconsin. This trip resulted in his attending the University of Wisconsin. After four years in school, he began the travels that eventually took him around the world.

This true tale actually happened in Alaska to the famous naturalist, John Muir, and it became what he called the most memorable of all his wild days. One day, Muir set out to explore a huge glacier during a blizzard. Stickeen-an aloof little dog belonging to a fellow traveler-insisted on going along. They become stranded on the glacier. The only way out was over a precarious ice bridge, dangerous for a man and almost impossible for a dog. When amazingly they both escape, Stickeen's aloofness is replaced by rapturous adoration for Muir.

After all, Stickeen was Young's dog; the little rascal just decided to attach himself to Muir and conquer Alaska alongside of the intrepid naturalist

I was a little concerned that a nonfiction piece from the late 1800's would be boring - John Muir is anything but boring. Muir's description of Stickeen brings the little dog to life; his details about adventures in the Alaskan cold leave you reaching for a warm blanket and a steaming cup of chocolate! The novella (almost short story) reads very quickly. After all, Stickeen was Young's dog; the little rascal just decided to attach himself to Muir and conquer Alaska alongside of the intrepid naturalist.

John Muir, Donnell Rubay. John Muir and the Brave Little Dog. by John Muir. The great explorer and environmentalist, john muir, first met the little dog stickeen while exploring in alaska.

John Muir was a Scottish-American environmentalist. He spent his life loving the trees, the land beneath his feet and the world around him. John Muir - Keep close to Nature's heart. and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

Stickeen: An Adventure with a Dog and a Glacier" (1897) is a short memoir by American naturalist John Muir. It is about a trip he took in Alaska (1880) with a dog named Stickeen and their outing together on a glacier. It is about a trip he took in Alaska (1880) with a dog named Stickeen and their outing together on a glacier It was first published in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine in September 1897 (V. 54, No. 5), under the title "An Adventure with a Dog and a Glacier".

John Muir and a little dog named Stickeen had a life threatening adventure crossing a wide crevasse while exploring a. .Muir wrote that the little dog "enlarged my life, extended its boundaries.

John Muir and a little dog named Stickeen had a life threatening adventure crossing a wide crevasse while exploring a glacier in Alaska in 1880. The danger bonded the naturalist with the remarkable Stickeen. Thanks to Renata for putting this short story on my radar. Which back in the nineteenth century, was an unheard opinion towards animals, they normally weren't highly regarded. Muir's descriptive writing takes the reader out there, in the wilds of Alaska, on a glacier, "wandering through a thousand rooms of God's crystal temple" with a small brave dog named Stickeen.

This true tale actually happened in Alaska to the famous naturalist, John Muir, and it became what he called the most memorable of all his wild days. One day, Muir set out to explore a huge glacier during a blizzard. Stickeen--an aloof little dog belonging to a fellow traveler--insisted on going along. They become stranded on the glacier. The only way out was over a precarious ice bridge, dangerous for a man and almost impossible for a dog. When, amazingly, they both escape, Stickeen's aloofness is replaced by rapturous adoration for Muir. The author skillfully weaves Muir's own words, the illustrations are extraordinary, and the result is a classic.

Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog epub download

ISBN13: 978-1883220785

ISBN: 1883220785

Author: Donnell Rubay,John Muir

Category: Books for children

Subcategory: Animals

Language: English

Publisher: Dawn Pubns (September 1, 1998)

Pages: 32 pages

ePUB size: 1715 kb

FB2 size: 1820 kb

Rating: 4.2

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ACOS
Great book by Muir---if you like this book you will also want to read the following 99 cent similar books:
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ACOS
Great book by Muir---if you like this book you will also want to read the following 99 cent similar books:
1 The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette
2 A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf (Illustrated) (1916)
3 Muir & Burroughs: Literary Heroes of the Early Conservation Movement (1917)
4 A Journal of Ramblings through the High Sierras of California
5 The Alaska Trip (1897)
6 The Gospel of Nature (1908) (Illustrated)
7 Travels Through North and South Carolina (1791)
8 The Wild Sheep of the Sierrra (1881)
9 The Boyhood of a Naturalist [Illustrated] (1913)
10 Letters to a Friend Written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr, 1866-1879
Ungall
I couldn't put it down. Once starting the read because of the dog, I was so pleased to find that Muir's talent for nature writing eclipsed even the fabulous dog part of the story--which, in and of itself, will remain with me forever. How he can take a wilderness novice like me and describe, in minute detail, the white on white on white of the multitudinous diversity of the Alaskan wild--it was a thrill. I was aghast at Muir's fearlessness in leaving the tent at all that stormy morning, but recognized his authentic capacity to experience the full range of mortal emotions as he described watching Stickeen's joyous rapture to have walked through his own canine fear and lived to leap and run and howl in ecstatic delight!
Ungall
I couldn't put it down. Once starting the read because of the dog, I was so pleased to find that Muir's talent for nature writing eclipsed even the fabulous dog part of the story--which, in and of itself, will remain with me forever. How he can take a wilderness novice like me and describe, in minute detail, the white on white on white of the multitudinous diversity of the Alaskan wild--it was a thrill. I was aghast at Muir's fearlessness in leaving the tent at all that stormy morning, but recognized his authentic capacity to experience the full range of mortal emotions as he described watching Stickeen's joyous rapture to have walked through his own canine fear and lived to leap and run and howl in ecstatic delight!
Enone
I have read many Jack London stories of Alaska, and I love John Muir's lifestyle and contributions to our now National Parks. So this short story was easy bait for me. I had no idea he wrote so beautifully!

This is a fantastic story about the unexpected relationship between an isolationist explorer and a curious little dog. On its own as a narrative, the story itself is quite fascinating. With the added element of a developing relationship between the two of them, the story is excellent.
Enone
I have read many Jack London stories of Alaska, and I love John Muir's lifestyle and contributions to our now National Parks. So this short story was easy bait for me. I had no idea he wrote so beautifully!

This is a fantastic story about the unexpected relationship between an isolationist explorer and a curious little dog. On its own as a narrative, the story itself is quite fascinating. With the added element of a developing relationship between the two of them, the story is excellent.
Nagis
John Muir's account of his days with Stickeen is absolutely wonderful. I was a little concerned that a nonfiction piece from the late 1800's would be boring - John Muir is anything but boring. Muir's description of Stickeen brings the little dog to life; his details about adventures in the Alaskan cold leave you reaching for a warm blanket and a steaming cup of chocolate! The novella (almost short story) reads very quickly. It's a great companion piece to Samual Hall Young's "Alaska Days with John Muir." After all, Stickeen was Young's dog; the little rascal just decided to attach himself to Muir and conquer Alaska alongside of the intrepid naturalist. Highly recommended for any dog lover!
Nagis
John Muir's account of his days with Stickeen is absolutely wonderful. I was a little concerned that a nonfiction piece from the late 1800's would be boring - John Muir is anything but boring. Muir's description of Stickeen brings the little dog to life; his details about adventures in the Alaskan cold leave you reaching for a warm blanket and a steaming cup of chocolate! The novella (almost short story) reads very quickly. It's a great companion piece to Samual Hall Young's "Alaska Days with John Muir." After all, Stickeen was Young's dog; the little rascal just decided to attach himself to Muir and conquer Alaska alongside of the intrepid naturalist. Highly recommended for any dog lover!
Vaua
This short book was recommended to me as a wonderful dog tale by my father, and it was indeed an endearing tale about an unexpected but enduring friendship. It also provided a fabulous window into John Muir's remarkable fortitude and love of the outdoors. A riveting read.
Vaua
This short book was recommended to me as a wonderful dog tale by my father, and it was indeed an endearing tale about an unexpected but enduring friendship. It also provided a fabulous window into John Muir's remarkable fortitude and love of the outdoors. A riveting read.
Nuadora
I had heard of high praise about John Muir and his books of which Stickeen was the first I have just read. Impressed so much with his writing style and immense knowledge about nature, I can not wait to read his other books. Such a gem of a naturalist, philosopher and writer, sorry to have missed till now...
Nuadora
I had heard of high praise about John Muir and his books of which Stickeen was the first I have just read. Impressed so much with his writing style and immense knowledge about nature, I can not wait to read his other books. Such a gem of a naturalist, philosopher and writer, sorry to have missed till now...
Thomeena
I enjoyed this book, especially since I read Alaska Days with John Muir by Samuel Hall Young first. Samuel Young owned Stickeen, and in his book he details all of his adventures with John Muir, including this one. John Muir broke a good many rules about hiking in the wilderness in his adventures, to the point that I occasionally wonder how he lived through them all. His attitude and his writing all breathe a bracing freshness, and the details he gives about crossing the sliver of ice that hung over certain death amaze me. This short book packs an exciting read.
Thomeena
I enjoyed this book, especially since I read Alaska Days with John Muir by Samuel Hall Young first. Samuel Young owned Stickeen, and in his book he details all of his adventures with John Muir, including this one. John Muir broke a good many rules about hiking in the wilderness in his adventures, to the point that I occasionally wonder how he lived through them all. His attitude and his writing all breathe a bracing freshness, and the details he gives about crossing the sliver of ice that hung over certain death amaze me. This short book packs an exciting read.
A great story by a great storyteller. I love dogs and mountains - This is a story of courage, loyalty and joy.
A great story by a great storyteller. I love dogs and mountains - This is a story of courage, loyalty and joy.