• Title: An Otter's Story
  • Author: Emil E. Liers
  • ISBN: 9780670529759
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An Otter s Story A true story of the lives of two otters their parents and cubs The story was written by a Minnesota naturalist in the hope that it would clear up some of the misunderstanding about these little anima
    A true story of the lives of two otters, their parents and cubs The story was written by a Minnesota naturalist in the hope that it would clear up some of the misunderstanding about these little animals

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    1. I was five or six years old, driving back from a long minnesota thanksgiving. At some point my dad realized we were near LaCrosse, and said "let's go see Emil". I have no idea how they knew each other, both were pilots, But my dad had no trouble showing up unannounced. I remember a tall rail thin man with shock white hair. He had to be at least eighty then. He invited my folks in for a beer. I settled myself in for another long afternoon in a boring grownups house. Emil noticed my irritation, an [...]

    2. I have been looking for this book for years! I read this in late elementary school and loved it so much that I have never forgotten it. I'm fairly certain I became a conservationist at an early age because you can't help but feel empathy for these otters after reading all of the harrowing things they have to go through just to stay alive. A really wonderful book. if you can find a copy, I highly recommend it.

    3. This was one of 3-4 books that I read and re-read as a child; the others were All Horses Go to Heaven, Black Beauty, and this book's companion volume, A Beaver's Story. Is it high literature? No, but it is a sweet, occasionally tragic story of an otter and his family. I borrowed this book repeatedly from the library. so I was intrigued how much I would remember from 40 odd years ago. I confess it was very little except for the trappings, deaths, and journeying through the the waters of Wisconsin [...]

    4. Gosh I read this book in grade school and have never forgotten it! Much of my childhood was spent devouring books about animals and this had to be one of my favorites. Such a great story about the trials and triumphs of a family of otters. I remember it was beautifully illustrated as well. I should re-read this one soon!

    5. This is the very first book I remember reading in grade school. I was eternally endeared to the adorable, playful otter. One showed up when sister Jan and I were sitting by the river, on one of my sad days. I counted it as a good omen. Thank you for the otter spirit!

    6. My mom is the librarian at a local grade school, and she purged this book from the collection due to lack of interest. What an amazing gift it was! It pains me that children don't want to read it anymore - this book is a treasure. I will make sure my kids read this, and the author's other books, about our regional wildlife.

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