Baree (Illustrated Edition): Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood

Baree (Illustrated Edition): Son of Kazan

byJames Oliver Curwood

Kobo ebook | January 17, 2017

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This is a 1917 story about a wolf-dog puppy who is separated from his family and is forced to learn to survive on his own. The story is full of both animal and human high-drama: Baree is rejected by his pack and almost killed in the process. And his savior, a young Cree Indian woman, is practically killed by a ruthless trapper who intends to marry her or die trying. Surprise endings for both Baree and his human.

Born in Owosso, Michigan, June 12, 1878, Curwood he left high school without graduating but was able to pass the entrance exams to the University of Michigan where he studied journalism. In 1900, Curwood sold his first story while working for the Detroit News-Tribune. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. The success of his novels afforded him the opportunity to return to the Yukon and Alaska for several months each year that allowed him to write more than thirty such books.

By 1922, Curwood's writings had made him a very wealthy man and he fulfilled a childhood fantasy by building Curwood Castle in Owosso. Constructed in the style of an 18th century French chateau, the estate overlooked the Shiawassee River. In one of the home's two large turrets, Curwood set up his writing studio. Curwood also owned a camp in a remote area in Baraga County, Michigan, near the Huron Mountains.

An advocate of environmentalism, Curwood was appointed to the Michigan Conservation Commission in 1926. The following year, while on a Florida fishing trip, Curwood was bitten on the thigh by what was believed to have been a spider and had an immediate allergic reaction. Health problems related to the bite escalated over the next few months and infection set in that led to his death, August 13, 1927, from blood poisoning.

Interred in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Owosso, his Curwood Castle is now a museum. During the first full weekend in June of each year, the city of Owosso holds the Curwood Festival to celebrate the city's heritage . Also in his honor, a mountain in L'Anse Township, Michigan was given the name Mount Curwood, and the L'Anse Township Park was renamed Curwood Park.

Title:Baree (Illustrated Edition): Son of KazanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 17, 2017Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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