Kazan (Illustrated Edition) by James Oliver Curwood

Kazan (Illustrated Edition)

byJames Oliver Curwood, Gayle Hoskins, Illustrator, Frank Hoffman, Illustrator

Kobo ebook | January 22, 2017

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Kazan is one-quarter wolf, and three-quarters husky. He lives among humans, but returns to the wolves, becomes leader of the pack, and mates with Gray Wolf, who becomes blinded in a fight with a lynx. Kazan and Gray Wolf have a number of encounters with humans along the way, and the encounters don't all end happily. The couple produces a male pup, Baree, who is the subject of the sequel to Kazan. This is Northwoods' adventure and action at its best.

This edition of the book contains all five original illustrations, rejuvenated, and six additional Canadian illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book.

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:Kazan (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 22, 2017Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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