One Christmas Eve an emaciated deer stumbled across the yard of Helen Hoover's remote cabin in northern Minnesota. Barely surviving the brutal winter, gaunt from starvation, blind in one eye from a hunting wound, he became the central character in Hoover's popular book The Gift of the Deer. Hoover and her husband Adrian named this deer Peter, ...Read MoreOne Christmas Eve an emaciated deer stumbled across the yard of Helen Hoover's remote cabin in northern Minnesota. Barely surviving the brutal winter, gaunt from starvation, blind in one eye from a hunting wound, he became the central character in Hoover's popular book The Gift of the Deer. Hoover and her husband Adrian named this deer Peter, nursed him back to health, and observed Peter and his growing clan for four years. The Gift of the Deer, first published in 1966, sold over 50,000 copies and is Hoover's best-selling book. This paperback edition is beautifully illustrated by Adrian Hoover, and readers young and old will delight in this touching story of two north woods families.Read Less
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Good. Some tearing, creasing, and wear to dust jacket. Price clipped. Page edges deckled with some staining and chipping. Binding strong and text clean. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Fair. 1968 Sixth Edition Knopf, DJ has some wear, slight water staining on top of pages. Book in good condition. Standard used acceptable condition. Wear and creasing to cover and spine. Delivery Confirmation with every order.
Hoover, Adrian. Very good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. durable library cover, no jacket, cover page torn out, discard stamps, pages clean and tight, no shelf wear. viii, 210 p. illus. 22 cm. Includes Illustrations. illustrated cloth covers over boards, sewn binding The author and her artist husband live in a two-room cabin in the wilds of northeastern Minnesota, back in the Gunflint Range. Studying animals, especially one starving deer they loved and named Peter, they live their lives observing nature and helping animals as they can. 210 pages with beautiful black and white pen-and-ink dreawings from life by Adrian Hoover
Illustrated by Galli Hoover Hill Fuchs Marshall. VG/G+ Reader's Digest Condensed Books Best Sellers. Very good condition. Covers show light usage. TEG. Test is clean/tight. DJ has normal small edge nicks/tear. One tear recently repaired. DJ is a bit brittle along edges. Minor spine fading on DJ. Free gift wrapping, card and drop shipping. Let us know the occasion and message.; Small 8vo; 500 pages.
University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN
If you love deer and how beautiful they are and appreciate them in nature or your backyard like the author and myself do, you will love this book!
Feb 4, 2010
A Nature story of a beloved animal
This book is written by naturalist and wild-life expert Helen Hoover (with pen-and-ink drawings by her husband, Adrian Hoover. It tells the story of a young stag deer who has been blinded in one eye by
someone's carelessness and how with a gentle demeanor (over time) trains the deer to deal with his handicap. The story continues over several years' time, sharing how this stag and his off-spring live in the wild of the Hoover's home area .... without harm. It is a story of trust and value.
I read this book every year, and have done so since the time that I was in my teens, because of the quality of human kindness and life's delicate
balance and nature's beauty.
Oct 2, 2008
Truly heart warming
This is a truly heart warming true story of a couple who lived in the north woods of Minnesota and shared their daily lives with nature at their doorstep. Helen Hoover has a gift with words to help the reader experience what she is seeing and feeling. Ade and Helen moved to the north woods to escape the craziness of city life that was taking its toll on their health. This book tells of the years during which a family of deer befriended and trusted them, visiting their home regularly. If you love animals, and living close to nature, then this true story is a marvel and such a change from our own hectic modern technological lives.
May 28, 2007
Can not go wrong
Everyone who enjoys nature and living off the land will like this book
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