The Tale of the Swamp Rat

Author: Carter Crocker,Carrie A Snyder
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756956905
Page: N.A
View: 8550
This first novel introduces Ossie, the runt of a litter of swamp rats who survives a snake attack and is adopted by the legendary crocodile, Uncle Will, who teaches him about their swamp world.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Tale of the Swamp Rat

Author: Carter Crocker
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN: 9780399239649
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 232
View: 3480
Guided by an ancient alligator, a silent young rat learns to find his own way in the drought-stricken swamp, despite having been orphaned under circumstances that sometimes cause other animals to reject him.

    • Nature

Swamp Rat

The Story of Dixie's Nutria Invasion
Author: Theodore G. Manno
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496811976
Category: Nature
Page: 272
View: 357
Theodore G. Manno traces the history of nutria from their natural range in South America to their status as an invasive species known for destroying the environmentally and economically important wetlands along the Gulf Coast. In this definitive book on �swamp rats,� Manno vividly recounts western expansion and the explosion of the American fur industry. Then he details an apocalyptic turn�to replace an overhunted beaver population in North America, humans introduced nutria. With an eclectic repertoire of true stories that read like fiction and are played out by larger-than-life characters, Manno conveys the legend of empire-seeking fur trappers, the bizarre miscommunications that led to nutria releases, and the sadness that comes with killing millions of nutria whose ancestors were never meant to leave their South American habitat. He tells of disastrous interactions among hungry nutria, storm surges from Hurricane Katrina, and major oil spills. His extensively researched and epic narrative, accompanied by more than thirty photographs and entertaining interviews with biologists, historians, fashion designers, and chefs, weaves a poignant tale of empire, conquest, fortune, and even Tabasco Sauce. Manno provides a full overview of what is currently known about nutria�a species now aggressively hunted with a bounty program because of their reputation for wetland destruction.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Ice Time

A Tale of Fathers, Sons, and Hometown Heroes
Author: Jay Atkinson
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307434281
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 8879
As kids, we all had passions -- something we loved doing, experienced with our friends, dreamed about every spare moment. For Jay Atkinson, who grew up in a small Massachusetts town, it was hockey. When Bobby Orr scored the winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals against the St. Louis Blues, Atkinson became a fan for life. In 1975, he played on the first Methuen Rangers varsity hockey team. Once and always a rink rat, Atkinson still plays hockey whenever and wherever he can. Twenty-five years after he played for the Rangers, Atkinson returns to his high school team as a volunteer assistant. Ice Time tells the team's story as he follows the temperamental star, the fiery but troubled winger, the lovesick goalie, the rookie whose father is battling cancer, and the "old school" coach as the Rangers make a desperate charge into the state tournament. In emotionally vivid detail, Ice Time travels into the rinks, schools, and living rooms of small-town America, where friendships are forged, the rewards of loyalty and perseverance are earned, and boys and girls are transformed into young men and women. Along the way, we also meet his five-year-old son, Liam, who is just now learning the game his father loves. Whether describing kids playing a moonlit game on a frozen swamp or the crucible of team tryouts and predawn bus rides that he endured himself, Atkinson carves out the drama of adolescence with precision and affection. He takes us onto the ice and into the heart of a town and a team as he explores the profound connection between fathers and sons, and what it means to go home again. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Sports & Recreation

Tales from a Florida Fish Camp

And Other Tidbits of Swamp Rat Philosophy
Author: Jack Montrose
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561642762
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 194
View: 4300
Join Jack Montrose, a fish camp regular since 1965, as he reminisces about the good old days fishing on the St. Johns River. Tales from a Florida Fish Camp captures the atmosphere and humor of fish camps, where fishermen gathered to tell tall tales of their fishing exploits, play practical jokes, and relax over a cold beer. Here you'll find tales of more than just fish (though the ones caught were THIS BIG). You'll encounter snakes, gators, cats (ordinary house ones as well as a panther), turtles, manatees, a skunk, and lots and lots of bugs, as well as a few celebrities--including a baseball manager, a general, and an astronaut. The stars are more often than not the boats, and if the tale's about an airboat, well, don't expect the teller to have dry shoes. You're in for huge belly laughs as you read about fish camp contests, tourists, Yankees, and Flash, the hard-drinking, snake-chasing, spitz/bull-dog mix who was everyones best friend. Practical jokes abound at fish camps: the author even got to be sheriff for a day when one of his buddies played a joke on him and some unwitting tourists.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Swamp Angel

Author: Anne Isaacs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525452710
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 9943
Along with other amazing feats, Angelica Longrider, also known as Swamp Angel, wrestles a huge bear, known as Thundering Tarnation, to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Dillon Dillon

Author: Kate Banks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781439561034
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 149
View: 7236
During the summer that he turns ten years old, Dillon Dillon learns the surprising story behind his name and develops a relationship with three loons, living on the lake near his family's New Hampshire cabin, that help him make sense of his life. Reprint.

    • Fiction

Arkham Tales

Author: James Ambuehl,William Jones
Publisher: Chaosium Inc.
ISBN: 1568821859
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 365
Nestled along the Massachusetts coast, the small town of Arkham has existed for centuries. It is the source of countless rumors and legends. Tales of Arkham are whispered by those who have visited it, each telling a different and remarkable account. Reports of impossible occurrences, peculiar happenings and bizarre events, tales that test the sanity of the reader are to be found here. Magic, mysteries, monsters, mayhem, and ancient malignancies form the foundation of this unforgettable Eastern town. Collected in this volume are the strange and terrifying stories of the legend-haunted city.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Last of the Gullivers

Author: Carter Crocker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101550473
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 3228
A stunning sequel to a storytelling classic, with a contemporary twist Michael Pine is a boy with no direction in life. Mixed up in gangs, he is headed straight for a juvenile detention center. Until he is given a second chance and discovers a world beyond his imagination. A world of Lilliputians - people the mere size of a thumb. But this is a world in terrible danger, and they need Michael's help. But Michael has some trouble of his own - he's been framed for theft and it appears his second chance is about to expire. He needs to do what he can to save the Lilliputians from certain death. But how can he save them if he's locked up for a crime he didn't commit? Using elements of the original Gulliver's Travels, Carter Crocker has created an exciting and enchanting story perfect for kids today.

    • Fiction

The Tales of Inspector Legrasse

Author: H. P. Lovecraft,C. J. Henderson,Robert M. Price,Ben Fogletto,Erica Henderson
Publisher: Mythos Books
ISBN: 9780972854511
Category: Fiction
Page: 217
View: 5119
Spawned from the classical horror-hunt of Inspector Legrasse in H.P. Lovecraft's seminal tale "The Call of Cthulhu", the further adventures of Inspector Legrasse have been taken directly from the notes of Professor William Channing Webb of the American Archaelogical Association and written up for your edification by author C.J. Henderson, the dedicated chronicler who has exhaustively reported the occult adventures of Anton Zarnak, Jack Hagee and Teddy London, amongst many others. These seven tales detail the epic confrontation of an unsuspecting mankind with the unimaginable horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. After a wait of over half a century, from the combined hands of H.P. Lovecraft and C.J. Henderson finally come the answers to all the maddening riddles of the legendary first tale of the Cthulhu Mythos, "The Call of Cthulhu". Stories include: "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft, and the following stories by C.J. Henderson: "Patiently Waiting", "To Cast Out Fear", "So Free We Seem", "Locked Room", "Where Shadow Falls" and "Nothing To Fear But Dust". Color cover by Ben Fogletto. Interior frontspiece by Erica Henderson. Introduction by Robert M. Price.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Saving the Planet & Stuff

Author: Gail Gauthier
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399237614
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 232
View: 5402
After losing his summer job with his uncle, sixteen-year-old Michael agrees to go to work for an environmentalist magazine in Vermont run by friends of his grandparents.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Cool Daddy Rat

Author: Kristyn Crow
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399243752
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 994
A young rat hides in his father's bass case and tags along as he plays and scats around the big city.

    • Fiction

Let's No One Get Hurt

A Novel
Author: Jon Pineda
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374717699
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 2233
“An inventive and powerful coming of age story about the search for community and all the ways our ties to one another come undone. Jon Pineda has a poet’s eye for the details of this vivid, haunting landscape, and he brings it blazingly to life.” —Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation With the cinematic and terrifying beauty of the American South humming behind each line, Jon Pineda’s Let’s No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set equally between real-world issues of race and socioeconomics, and a magical, Huck Finn-esque universe of community and exploration. Fifteen-year-old Pearl is squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, a disgraced college professor, and two other grown men, deep in the swamps of the American South. All four live on the fringe, scavenging what they can—catfish, lumber, scraps for their ailing dog. Despite the isolation, Pearl feels at home with her makeshift family: the three men care for Pearl and teach her what they know of the world. Mason Boyd, aka “Main Boy,” is from a nearby affluent neighborhood where he and his raucous friends ride around in tricked-out golf carts, shoot their fathers’ shotguns, and aspire to make Internet pranking videos. While Pearl is out scavenging in the woods, she meets Main Boy, who eventually reveals that his father has purchased the property on which Pearl and the others are squatting. With all the power in Main Boy’s hands, a very unbalanced relationship forms between the two kids, culminating in a devastating scene of violence and humiliation.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Deep in the Swamp

Author: Donna M. Bateman
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1570915962
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3075
Rhyming text and illustrations introduces animals with a cumulative amount of young--from one alligator to ten crayfish--that live in a Okefenokee Swamp.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Life According to Og the Frog

Author: Betty G. Birney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524739952
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
View: 1356
The adventures in Humphrey's Room 26 are hopping back into the spotlight, from the perspective of Og the Frog! When Og the Frog first comes to Room 26, he doesn't know what to think. He misses his friends from the pond, there are all kinds of strange noises, and the water is his tank just might be too clean (you know, a little muck never hurt anyone). But the furry, squeaky fellow living next to him is endlessly entertaining, the kids sure are friendly, and--BING, BANG, BOING!--they put big fat crickets right into his tank. All of this gives Og lots of ideas for one of his favorite passtimes--making up poems and songs. But he gets stumped when talk turns to sending him back to the pond. Will he have to say good-bye to Tabitha whose whole life just changed like his? Or Mandy who just started seeing the bright side of things with his help? And Humphrey, who he's finally beginning to figure out? Og's frog's-eye view of the world is curious, sympathetic, and poetic, and the perfect companion to The World According to Humphrey.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Last Panther

Author: Todd Mitchell
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399555595
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 7202
For animal lovers and fans of The One and Only Ivan and Hoot, this is the uplifting story of a girl who discovers a family of panthers that were thought to be extinct, and her journey to save the species. Eleven-year-old Kiri has a secret: wild things call to her. More than anyone else, she’s always had a special connection to animals. But when Kiri has an encounter with the last known Florida panther, her life is quickly turned on end. Caught between her conservationist father, who wants to send the panther to a zoo, and the village poachers, who want to sell it to feed their families, Kiri must embark on a journey that will take her deep into the wilderness. There has to be some way to save the panther, and for her dad and the villagers to understand each other. If Kiri can’t figure out what it is, she’ll lose far more than the panthers—she’ll lose the only home she’s ever known, and the only family she has left. "A powerful tale of a future to be avoided." —Kirkus Reviews "An eerie cautionary tale about the dangers of not protecting the environment, tackles an important theme in a compelling way...a fantastical tale with roots in real-world issues." —Booklist "Earnest, heartfelt, and passionate, this book will likely inspire new environmentalists." —Bulletin "A boldly original, profoundly wise, deeply moving book. It’s a rare gift to any reader, as well as to our planet.” —T. A. Barron, best-selling author of the Merlin Saga

    • Juvenile Fiction

The White Assassin

Author: Hilary Wagner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780823424856
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 242
View: 9222
Snakes, bats, and rats join forces to save Nightshade from Billycan and his horde of brutal swamp rats, aided by an antidote to the drug that made Billycan the way he is, but the revelation of secrets proves an even more powerful weapon in the fight for peace.

    • Travel

Congo Journey

Author: Redmond O'Hanlon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141933437
Category: Travel
Page: 480
View: 666
Combining the acute observation of a nineteenth-century missionary, and the wit of a Monty Python player, Redmond O'Hanlon is famous for his adventurous travel. His new challenge is the Congo, the most dangerous and inhospitable jungle in the world.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Almost Fearless Hamilton Squidlegger

Author: Timothy Basil Ering
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 076367351X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 2027
Features an audio read-along! Hamilton Squidlegger is fearless! Well, almost. During the day he can best all the frackensnappers, skelecragons, and bracklesneeds in the swamp, but at night he quakes in terror. Will his father be able to help Hamilton remain fearless in his own mud all night? Timothy Basil Ering brings his signature energetic touch to this sweet story of father and son.