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How the Bear Lost its Tail & Other Bear Stories

Bears are international, even in animal stories and folk tales.  From the classic “Silver Hair and the Three Bears” (which morphed into the kinder, gentler Goldilocks story) to the realistic, often tragic, animal fiction of Sir Charles G D Roberts, … Continue reading

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WOLFBLOOD: Northwestern Fiction in the Jack London Tradition

  Dedicated to the Memory of my father, Albert Chester Burhoe, avid backwoodsman — rifleman in the Algonquin Regiment, Canadian Army in Holland — and wounded POW in Stalag XIB, Fallingbostel, Northern Germany — he served King and Country, asking … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Farley Mowat! Tribute to a Hero

  Farley Mowat   Tribute to a Hero   When Farley Mowat first announced that he had written his last book, I was mad at him. “How dare you, Farley?!” Not as mad as I was when Kurt Vonnegut made … Continue reading

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What is Canada’s National Animal? The Polar Bear

  What is Canada’s National Animal? The Polar Bear!  A Patriot’s Rant…     “The polar bear, with its strength, courage, resourcefulness, and dignity is perfect for the part,” Nicole Eaton said recently in a speech to the Canadian Senate, … Continue reading

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