I have always been very open about the fact that I thought I would raise my kids in a small town. Part of that reasoning was so that they would be closer to nature. As we determined that we weren’t moving anywhere anytime soon, I reflected on our life here in the Twin Cities. Mostly I thought about the kind of wildlife we have encountered.
While living in the Twin Cities for the past 20 years, I have encountered more wildlife than I thought I ever would. I have had deer traipsing through my yard. I have seen a wolf crossing the street and dashing for freedom. I have watched a bear lumber into the trees on the side of the road. I have seen many bald eagles and falcons and hawks. Not to mention the trips to the zoo.
I have yet to see a coyote, but I know they are around. Hungry Coyote lets us follow along in the “shoes” of an urban coyote. Written by Cheryl Blackford of North Oaks and illustrated by Laurie Caple, Hungry Coyote is a beautiful story about how man and nature co-exist.
The Minnesota Historical Press has offered a copy to one of our readers. What a great book to read together combining the beautiful Minnesota outdoors and a summer reading program.
The giveaway is open until tonight, June 15 at 9:00 p.m. Winner will be notified by email.
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