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Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946) was a wildlife illustrator, writer of animal stories, founder of the Woodcraft League of America, and Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. Although born in England to Scottish parents, he immigrated, with his family when he was six years old, to Canada where he flourished. A seven-year scholarship to study art in London at the Royal Academy of Art had him returning early to Canada to regain his health after only two years. Moving with a friend out to Manitoba, he began in earnest his drawings and paintings of wildlife and nature. His Birch Bark Roll of Woodcraft Indians sparked a friendship with Lord Baden-Powell which led to the forming of the Boy Scouts movement worldwide, with Seton as Chief Scout for the Boy Scouts of America. Some of Seton's painting and stories were controversial as they were written from the predators' point of view. Eventually these paintings were accepted for exhibition and he was appointed the Official Naturalist to the Government of Manitoba until his death in 1946.
Animal Heroes includes eight stories with over 200 illustrations, detailing the struggle for existence of a slum cat, a homing pigeon, a reindeer, two wolves, a lynx, a bull-terrier and a jack-rabbit.
In addition to Animal Heroes, Faded Page also has The Birch Bark Roll of Woodcraft Indians, Krag and Johnny Bear, and other Seton titles with more to come including The Birds of Manitoba. Come join us and proof a few pages to help us bring more public domain titles to Canada. More information about volunteering is available on our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada.
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