Nature's Storyteller: The Life of Gene Stratton-porter
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He declared that all birds on the farm belonged to her, and she was to become their protector. Stratton-Porter continued to advocate for wildlife after her move to California, where she became one of Hollywood s first female producers, turning her nature-themed novels into wholesome family movies. As a young girl growing up in the 1860s on a Wabash County, Indiana, farm, Geneva Grace Stratton received a wondrous gift from her father, Mark, who had noticed his daughter s love for nature and wildlife, especially the larks, cardinals, passenger pigeons, swallows, and hawks that flew overhead. From these early beginnings, Gene Stratton-Porter found a purpose for her life sharing the outdoors with others through writing and photography and working to conserve nature for the generations to come. Though never a favorite with literary critics, Stratton-Porter was beloved by ordinary Americans, as much for her storytelling skills and advocacy for wildlife as for her independent spirit. Prominent scholar and critic William Lyon Phelps observed that Stratton-Porter led millions of boys and girls into the study of natural objects, and he even called her a public institution, like Yellowstone P
. Mosquito Put on His Tuxedo, have been praised by reviewers and garnered awards, including one from Friends of American Writers, an organization that honors emerging Midwestern authors. About the Author Barbara Olenyik Morrow is a journalist and author who has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial writing. Her first book, Those Cars of Auburn, highlights the rich automotive heritage of Auburn, Indiana, where she lives. Her two children s picture books, A Good Night for Freedom and Mr. Morrow s other books include From Ben-Hur to Sister Carrie, in which she profiles five Hoosier writers during Indiana's golden age of literature
"criticized in her time for being too moralistic and sugary sweet; in fact" according to Will Walk for Books. "Nature's Storyteller" by Barbara Morrow, author of several Hoosier biographies for a middle level audience, tells the story of Gene Stratton-Porter, Indiana's storyteller (the toll road service plaza near my home is named after her). Stratton-Porter was indefatigable in her devotion to studying, photographing, and preserving the world of nature: particularly birds, m. NATURE LOVER REQUIRED READING! SONDRA BOWMAN It was a very interesting book. I have shared it with my Mom.Makes me feel lazy, all the things she accomplished!. "Must read!" according to Jack K. Lausterer. Very good and informative and have just visited Gene Stratton-Porter Historital two homes in Indiana this past week. This biography is truly wonderful seeing the pictures in add a lot!
Her two children s picture books, A Good Night for Freedom and Mr. Her first book, Those Cars of Auburn, highlights the rich automotive heritage of Auburn, Indiana, where she lives. . Barbara Olenyik Morrow is a journalist and author who has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial writing. Morrow s oth