Creatures of the Kingdom: Stories of Animals and Nature

Category: Book
Introduction By: Berry, Steve
Illustrated By: Jacobsen, Karen
By (author): Michener, James A.
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Sagas
  FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Published: April 1995
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.19in x 5.53in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*In sixteen wonderful stories, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener burrows deep into the secret lives of animals and the hidden world of nature. Here he sheds light on nature's most awesome and beguiling handiwork, from the sublime shaping and reshaping of earth's lands and seas to a ridiculous armadillo's assault on a bit of Texas real estate that paid off handsomely. Handpicked from Michener's most popular books, these mini-masterpieces are imbued with the music of the spheres and the heartbeat of creation.
 
Praise for Creatures of the Kingdom
 
"[Creatures of the Kingdom contains] the dramatic elements of a life-the wonder of birth, rites of passage, lots of conflict, much of it physical and bloody, and death. . . . As characters in a James Michener novel, a beaver can know loneliness, a buffalo can bide his time, a salmon can feel encouraged, and a woolly mammoth can ‘luxuriate' in the ecological rewards of a plains fire."-Boston Sunday Herald
 
"Dramatic . . . enthralling . . . expertly crafted . . . Michener treats each of these creatures with fundamental respect, and in many cases, admiration and awe, if not outright love."-The Virginian-Pilot
 
"Anyone who has read a James Michener novel knows that it's a learning experience as well as an adventure."-The Sacramento Bee
 
"Delightful . . . nature writing at its most fluid and involving."-Booklist
Review Quote*"[Creatures of the Kingdom contains] the dramatic elements of a life-the wonder of birth, rites of passage, lots of conflict, much of it physical and bloody, and death. . . . As characters in a James Michener novel, a beaver can know loneliness, a buffalo can bide his time, a salmon can feel encouraged, and a woolly mammoth can ‘luxuriate' in the ecological rewards of a plains fire."-Boston Sunday Herald
 
"Dramatic . . . enthralling . . . expertly crafted . . . Michener treats each of these creatures with fundamental respect, and in many cases, admiration and awe, if not outright love."-The Virginian-Pilot
 
"Anyone who has read a James Michener novel knows that it's a learning experience as well as an adventure."-The Sacramento Bee
 
"Delightful . . . nature writing at its most fluid and involving."-Booklist
Biographical NoteJames A. Michener was one of the world's most popular writers, the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Tales of the South Pacific, the bestselling novels The Source, Hawaii, Alaska, Chesapeake, Centennial, Texas, Caribbean, and Caravans, and the memoir The World Is My Home. Michener served on the advisory council to NASA and the International Broadcast Board, which oversees the Voice of America. Among dozens of awards and honors, he received America's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 1977, and an award from the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1983 for his commitment to art in America. Michener died in 1997 at the age of ninety.