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.
Author: Donnell Rubay,John Muir
Category: Books for children
Publisher: Dawn Pubns (September 1, 1998)
Pages: 32 pages
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