The Frog Run: Words and Wildness in the Vermont Woods

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Milkweed Editions, 2001 - Nature - 146 pages
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Teacher and writer John Elder, a man who loves both literature and the outdoors, describes in The Frog Run how he found a way to balance these passions in building a sugarhouse with his sons in the Vermont woods. He celebrates the moment between winter and spring - known to sugarmakers as "the frog run" - when the tree frogs begin to be heard and the last run of sap good for making syrup flows from the maples. For Elder, who also writes in this book about the resurgence of New England forests and about his life as a reader, the frog run is a time to savor and celebrate the fleeting beauties of his family's place on earth.
 

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WORDS AND WILDNESS IN THE VERMONT WOODS
3
Aji
9
A READERS HISTORY
37
Sugaring Off
71
A PORTRAIT
97
Bibliography of John Elders Work
129
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