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Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy (Nature) Hardcover – November, 1999
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Wildlife photographers Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick, creators of "Stranger in the Woods," inspire children with gentle lessons of nature.
Come and share the magic as they celebrate Stranger's 10th Anniversary with those who protect wild places and treasure the wild things. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Jean Stoick is an award-winning wildlife photographer and co-author of the New York Times best-selling "In the Woods" series of children's books.
Wildlife photographers and authors of beloved "In the Woods" children's picture book series including "Stranger in the Woods," "Lost in the Woods" & "First Snow in the Woods"
Top Customer Reviews
Instead of the typical cartoon characters, Stranger in the Woods displays actual photographs and heartfelt words that offer an enlightening message on two levels. The photography is awesome...they set up their camera in a clearing of the woods near a snowman. The snowman was complete with hat, gloves and a carrot nose.
The bluejays, owls, chickadees, squirrels, porcupines, rabbits, field mice, cardinals...and, yes, children are all captured on film...checking out this marvelous snowman. But the most endearing creatures are the deer, who came to investigate, and eat the carrot nose.
The photos and text teach appreciation of nature and integrity of all beings. Most of all, Stranger in the Woods instills and encourages a message of love and compassion for our children to learn early in life. It is no wonder that Stranger in the Woods won the prestigious Ben Franklin Award as the best children's picture book of 2000.
In this reviewer's opinion, Stranger in the Woods should be read by adults as well. You see, Carl Sams and Jean Stoick deliver the message that there is more to living than greed and power. And that is, we share our planet with others, and the others don't always walk on two feet!
The major publishers strive to publish books that match what 'everyone wants' or that they perceive 'will sell' - the next Stephen King, or the yet another copy of a successful book.
It takes something like "Stranger in the Woods" to push the boundaries of what is 'good' in the publishing world. NOW that it is successful, we'll get a lot of major publisher copycat versions.
This is beautifully photographed and doesn't even need to be read to be enjoyed. I'd recommend that if you like this book, you check out other Benjamin Franklin Award winners! PMA (Publisher's Marketing Association) picks out the 'best of the independent publishers' so you KNOW you are going to get a great book when you find the Benjamin Franklin Award on it.
A couple of books I've read recently that are Benjamin Franklin Winners would include "The Blacksmith's Gift" by Dan T. Davis/Matthew Armstrong and the illustrated books by Christopher Canyon ("The Tree in the Ancient Forest", "Sunshine on My Shoulders").
But that's just a start! Get "Stranger in the Woods", the books above, and I think you'll agree that buying "Benjamin Franklin Award Winners" will be a wonderful experience in book exploration!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my favorite books. The photographs are amazing. I re-read this every Christmas and it never fails to put a happy tear in my eye. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Peggy M.
I'm a nature lover and love this book! The pictures are beautiful and the winter scenes and story almost magical. I don't think this book is only for children. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Haley
Very sweet, the deer have a great time meeting this stranger in the woodsPublished 4 months ago by Terrie Sizemore
My wife loves this book. Bought 2 more to give to daughter and daughter in law next Christmas.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer