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Robert M. McClung (1916–2006)

Autor(a) de Animals That Build Their Homes (Books for Young Explorers)

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About the Author

Robert M. McClung has been writing books for young people for forty years -- over sixty of them. As a zoologist he has written on wildlife and conservation, but his more recent books have been stories of the American frontier. Born and raised north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. McClung knows the mostrar mais territory covered in this book well. He currently resides with his wife in Amherst, Massachusetts mostrar menos
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Obras de Robert M. McClung

Buzztail and Leaper (2021) 72 cópias
Bufo: The Story of a Toad (1970) 61 cópias
Hugh Glass, Mountain Man (1990) 58 cópias
Ladybug (1966) 58 cópias
Whitetail (1987) 51 cópias
America's First Elephant (1991) 50 cópias
Spotted Salamander (1964) 48 cópias
Horseshoe Crab (1967) 48 cópias
Luna: The Story of a Moth (1957) 47 cópias
Mysteries of Migration (1983) 39 cópias
Possum (1963) 35 cópias
Gorilla (1984) 31 cópias
Whooping Crane (1955) 25 cópias
Sea Star (1975) 25 cópias
Mammals and how they live. (1963) 15 cópias
The Swift Deer (1966) 14 cópias
Little Burma (1958) 14 cópias
Wings in the woods; (1948) 13 cópias
The Mighty Bears (1967) 12 cópias
Hunted Mammals of the Sea (1978) 12 cópias
America's Endangered Birds (1979) 9 cópias
Ladybug 2 cópias
Shag, Last of the Plains Buffalo (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Bees, Wasps, and Hornets 1 exemplar(es)
Luna 1 exemplar(es)
Stripe 1 exemplar(es)
Possum 1 exemplar(es)

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“Shag: Last of the Plains Buffalo” by Robert M. McClung (1960) 96 pages. A recommended 5-star read by Goodread’s reader, Dan Porter, a favorite childhood book he first read around age 9-11 years.

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You won’t find this great little classic for sale anywhere because it is out of print and out of circulation. It’s not even at my local library. Abebooks.com online had only “1” copy for sale at $700.00. So, consider yourself lucky if you still own your copy, and you better hang on to it.

The is a great little historical account centered on the plight of the buffalo in northwest Wyoming territory, from 1869-1884 (the end of large buffalo herds), told through the life of Shag for young kids.

True story! We were so blessed to see a large herd during one of our moves and travels while in the U.S. Coast Guard. In June 1993, we were driving through the Badlands, near Buffalo Gap, South Dakota, when we were stopped by a huge male leader buffalo. He walked into the center of the road and stopped, turning his head towards us. He stayed right there as a long line of buffalos crossed the road in single file. After the last one passed, he then fell in line behind the last buffalo and went on his way. Now, how awesome is that?

We had three little kids at the time, but can you believe they all three had just fallen asleep AND I didn’t even think to take pictures?
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MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
This amazing story of a deer, shows how hard it is to grow up in a forest where wild cats and
hunters are. Spike, a young deer, makes friends with a boy who helps him survive the winter.
Robert M. McClung does a very good job on this dangerous, exciting and sweet story.
largeroomlibrary | Oct 25, 2021 |
discusses the different objects that can be found in the ocean (treasures and such)
1 book
TUCC | 1 outra resenha | Dec 19, 2016 |



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