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If You Like These Classic Nature Books, You Might Like These Dorrance Nature Books

Some of the best books of all time were written about nature. As our month of appreciating nature during the Dorrance Bookstore Great Outdoors sale continues, it is only fitting to help you get to know some more of our books.

We matched up some of our favorite Dorrance books about nature with a similar classic. If you like these classic nature books, you might like our nature books!






If you like The Call of the Wild by Jack London, you may like…

Survival in the Canadian Wilderness by Vern D. Seefeldt, Ph.D.

Survival in the Canadian Wilderness takes place in the 1920s, in the harsh northwestern wilderness of Canada. Determined to find riches in the Canadian fur trade, Barney accepted an unknown partner, Louie Harris, to assist him as a homesteader in the wilderness of 1925 British Columbia. This novel is a fictionalization of what may have happened to Louie Harris. If you enjoy the trappings of the classic Jack London novel The Call of the Wild – a harrowing tale of dog sledders doing what they can to survive in Alaska in the early 1900s, largely based on London’s real experiences – then you may like this Dorrance novel. 






If you like Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, you may like…

A Minimalist’s Garden by B. Mitchell

The powerful nonfiction book Silent Spring was published in 1962, and caused a firestorm of change due to Carson’s careful research and passion about the problems of pollution caused by the chemical industry. It helped foster a movement toward more environmental regulations in the U.S. A Minimalist’s Garden argues for more eco-consciousness for the 21st century, detailing how we can combat climate change by restoring ecological balance and moving beyond fossil fuels. 





If you like Walden by Henry David Thoreau, you may like…

Talking Trees: The Real Story by Michelle Hinkson Gaskin 

In 1845, Henry David Thoreau went to the Walden woods because he wished to “live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life.” The result was a book about man’s relationship with nature that is still widely read today. One might say that Thoreau listened to what the forest had to offer.

The Dorrance book Talking Trees: The Real Story by Michelle Hinkson Gaskin offers a similar premise: listen to nature, specifically, the forest, and you might be surprised by what you hear. 






If you like Wild by Cheryl Strayed, you may like…

The Power and Magic of the Appalachian Trail by Donald E. Williams Jr. “Jug”

The modern day classic Wild is the true story of one woman turning to nature in a time of crisis. Having lost her way, Cheryl Strayed finds herself again through an adventure. If you enjoyed her story, you may enjoy The Power and Magic of the Appalachian Trail by Donald E. Williams Jr. 

The Power and Magic of the Appalachian Trail centers on a series of hiking trips from Georgia to Maine that the author, known as “Jug,” and a supporting cast of counselors went on with several groups of multi-ethnic youth. The Appalachian Trail hikes were mentally challenging, physically demanding, and requiring deep soul searching daily. Yet in the end, the explorations were immensely positive and also were an enriching experience for the youth. 




If you like The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, you may like…

Little White Spots by J.M. Emswiller

The classic children’s novel The Wind in the Willows has captivated audiences and been passed down from generation to generation since its publication. The main characters, who are forest animals, navigate life in the forest in a parable that still rings true today.

In Dorrance’s Little White Spots, The White Spots family of chipmunks has just finished collecting and storing all the food they’ll need for the winter when tragedy strikes. Farmer Jones tears down the tree that all their food is stored in to use as firewood! With little time remaining before the cold sets in, what are the White Spots to do? This children’s book can fit in nicely with the classics on your shelf that use nature to tell worthwhile stories to children. 



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