My Cousin & Me: And Other Animals
Its about Wild-Life in The Land Between!
My Cousin & Me: And Other Animals written by Gordon Harrison.
This is a powerful natural history memoir of two skinny boys chasing life in The Land Between. Scattered over these pages are 375 of the author’s rare wildlife photographs of wolves, bears, fishers, deer, eagles, moths, moose, mink, mice, and more. Enthralled by the glorious life around them, little did they realize that all this beauty was the result of evolution by natural selection — Charles Darwin’s great idea. Predators and prey do a dance together in the struggle for existence. In the course of this dance, Darwin writes, “There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.”
“My Cousin & I explored The Land Between for deer, its forests for bears, and its fence posts for birds’ nests. We waded its ponds for the astounding gilled salamanders and surveyed its ever-present rock piles for rare blue skinks — we were Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Anything that was alive we were interested in, anything beautiful we were fascinated by. This enchantment with the land and its creatures is still green in my memory; this joy is still felt in my heart.”
Come, join my cousin and me as we walk out the door to seek the fields and forests for a thousand wonders. The future will not be like the past. Tomorrow will not be like today. Every day is different.
6 x 9 inches, 306 pages with bibliography, ISBN: 9780987959669