If you love wildlife and nature then this is the book for you. Filled with the beauty of nature the authors writing takes you on a journey around the wild Wisconsin region. Together with her son, DJ, they go on outings exploring the natural country, building a unique bond between mother and son. A relationship that is becoming increasingly hard as her adolescent son is on the brink of growing up, the author tries to capture the last moments of childhood together.
The book is full of detailed nature writing with some really informative historical facts on the region they are visiting and some sadness of how over the years humans have altered the natural course of the habitat.
I especially enjoyed the humorous stories from old aunts and uncles as they attempt to keep them alive with the new generation by enjoying close family times, ensuring that the stories are not lost forever. I also loved the chapter on the eagles and at one particular point when the author suddenly stopped her car, with excitement, at the spotting of one as she was driving, something we have done many times!!
The book is a lovely refreshing read, at first I felt as it was jumping needlessly between subjects, it highlights the need to make the most of childhood and nature, enjoying what the natural world has to offer.
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