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This public domain book includes an audio download. The audio link is included at the end of the book. The audio length is 50 minutes. Stickeen is John Muir's famous book of his account on an Alaskan Glacier with an unlikely companion. This companion is a small black dog named after the Stickeen Indians. The story takes us on the journey how man and dog bond through their This public domain book includes an audio download. The audio link is included at the end of the book. The audio length is 50 minutes. Stickeen is John Muir's famous book of his account on an Alaskan Glacier with an unlikely companion. This companion is a small black dog named after the Stickeen Indians. The story takes us on the journey how man and dog bond through their experience. My hope is to provide quality content for people who commute on a daily basis and dream of being outdoors more. Taking time for themselves to relax and unplug. John Muir creates amazing imagery through his words and it is my duty to bring these to life for those of you who want to enjoy his books while traveling.


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This public domain book includes an audio download. The audio link is included at the end of the book. The audio length is 50 minutes. Stickeen is John Muir's famous book of his account on an Alaskan Glacier with an unlikely companion. This companion is a small black dog named after the Stickeen Indians. The story takes us on the journey how man and dog bond through their This public domain book includes an audio download. The audio link is included at the end of the book. The audio length is 50 minutes. Stickeen is John Muir's famous book of his account on an Alaskan Glacier with an unlikely companion. This companion is a small black dog named after the Stickeen Indians. The story takes us on the journey how man and dog bond through their experience. My hope is to provide quality content for people who commute on a daily basis and dream of being outdoors more. Taking time for themselves to relax and unplug. John Muir creates amazing imagery through his words and it is my duty to bring these to life for those of you who want to enjoy his books while traveling.

30 review for Stickeen by John Muir (Annotated with Unabridged Audiobook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Libby

    4+ stars - Although I’ve read many quotes by environmental activist, John Muir, this is my first book by him. An adventure story about Muir’s exploration of a glacial area in Alaska with a dog named Stickeen, it is both fascinating and illuminating. Muir’s descriptions of the landscape are thorough and intimate. A man who knows his way around rough terrain and knows just the right words that will convey his rapturous delight in nature; I was mesmerized by Muir’s narrative. While reading the stor 4+ stars - Although I’ve read many quotes by environmental activist, John Muir, this is my first book by him. An adventure story about Muir’s exploration of a glacial area in Alaska with a dog named Stickeen, it is both fascinating and illuminating. Muir’s descriptions of the landscape are thorough and intimate. A man who knows his way around rough terrain and knows just the right words that will convey his rapturous delight in nature; I was mesmerized by Muir’s narrative. While reading the story, which takes place in the summer of 1880, I envisioned a young man in his twenties, full of youth and vigor. Well, he’s definitely full of vigor, but Muir is forty-two at the time this story takes place. Muir, not being impressed with Stickeen’s small appearance thinks that the dog will just be an encumbrance on the journey, but his master, the Rev. Young vouches for the little dog, saying that he can endure the bad weather and will be no problem. Muir gives a wonderful physical description of little Stickeen, but the characteristic that stuck out in my mind is how his “fine tail, which was about as airy and shady as a squirrel’s, and was carried curling forward almost to his nose.” Muir observes and interacts with Stickeen through weeks of travel and through his words, I become entranced by Stickeen, who has his own idiosyncrasies, as much as any person. The heart of this 40-page story revolves around an excursion by Muir and Stickeen out into an Alaskan storm. Muir is exhilarated by the storm, writing, “I made haste to join it; for many of Nature’s finest lessons are to be found in her storms, and if careful to keep in right relations with them, we may go safely abroad with them, rejoicing in the grandeur and beauty of their works and ways,...” Muir didn’t invite Stickeen, but along the little dog came, and could not be persuaded otherwise. To explore glacial terrain with its treacherous crevasses in a storm seems foolhardy to me, but Muir was cut from wild man cloth. He admits that he has fear about the yawning crevasses; a misstep could bring instant death or horrible suffering or both. If anything the fear seems to sharpen Muir’s appreciation of the details of all the beauty around him. I learned through reading Muir’s biographical sketch on Wikipedia that at the time he took this trip, he had met his future wife, Louisa Stentzel and that upon returning from Alaska in 1880, they were married. Muir is aware at many points during this excursion that his life is in jeopardy and writes that he would consider it a blessing to die on a “noble mountain, or in the heart of a glacier as compared with death from disease.” How about Louisa, I can’t help but think. And yet, this man is an adventurer through and through, and he will heed that call above all others. This is an extraordinary tale that I came to read because of my GR’s friend, Chrissie’s review, and I’m so glad she called my attention to it. I loved the details that Muir gives about Stickeen’s reactions throughout their adventure. Talk about a bonding experience! The story is ‘free’ on amazon for kindle readers.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Diane S ☔

    I'm currently reading John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire: How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America and have come to a part in the book that mentions this wonderful little dog. I remembered that I had bought this a while ago from audible. Since it was short, i decided to take a side trip and listen to the story. I loved it. Muir and his glaciers, another expedition, only this time joined by a little dog who belonged to another member. He was doubtful that this little dog b I'm currently reading John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire: How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America and have come to a part in the book that mentions this wonderful little dog. I remembered that I had bought this a while ago from audible. Since it was short, i decided to take a side trip and listen to the story. I loved it. Muir and his glaciers, another expedition, only this time joined by a little dog who belonged to another member. He was doubtful that this little dog belonged in such rugged terrain, seeing much trouble ahead. Stickeen soon proved him wrong, following Muir around, proving himself as fearless and indefatigable as Muir himself. Until one day, when their survival depended on the crossing of a dangerous ice bridge. A wonderful story of man and dog, and the bond they formed.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cathrine ☯️

    4✚ 🐶 🐶 🐶 🐶 I have my friend Karen to thank for pointing the way to this marvelous 30 minute short story. It's about an amazing little dog on a treacherous glacier hike with John Muir and it's a true story. No self-respecting dog or Muir lover should miss it. It's free to all with Kindle or you can access it at Project Gutenberg here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11673 4✚ 🐶 🐶 🐶 🐶 I have my friend Karen to thank for pointing the way to this marvelous 30 minute short story. It's about an amazing little dog on a treacherous glacier hike with John Muir and it's a true story. No self-respecting dog or Muir lover should miss it. It's free to all with Kindle or you can access it at Project Gutenberg here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11673

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chrissie

    Heartwarming and exhilarating, short and exciting. It is John Muir's magnificent writing that makes the book the classic that it is. "The wind was blowing a gale from the north and the rain was flying with the clouds in a wild passionate horizontal flood as if it were all passing over the country instead of falling on it." A story about a dog that did exist and the unforgettable adventure John Muir and the dog shared crossing an Alaskan glacier in 1880. The audiobook is very well read by Andre Stoj Heartwarming and exhilarating, short and exciting. It is John Muir's magnificent writing that makes the book the classic that it is. "The wind was blowing a gale from the north and the rain was flying with the clouds in a wild passionate horizontal flood as if it were all passing over the country instead of falling on it." A story about a dog that did exist and the unforgettable adventure John Muir and the dog shared crossing an Alaskan glacier in 1880. The audiobook is very well read by Andre Stojka and contains additional information about glaciers, the Sierra Club, Yosemite, the dog and the story's publications. It is the 1909 version that is read here.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Sanford martin

    This book is very special to me and my family. Stickeen's owner Samuel Hall Young was my great-great-grandfather. I am happy to see that so many people have enjoyed it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Connie G

    John Muir and a little dog named Stickeen had a life threatening adventure crossing a wide crevasse while exploring a glacier in Alaska in 1880. The danger bonded the naturalist with the remarkable Stickeen. Thanks to Renata for putting this short story on my radar. It's a free story (without illustrations) on Project Gutenberg.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Renata

    The actual text I hold in my hand is by Heyday Books (copyright 1981) which was reprinted from the original 1909 Houghton Mifflin Edition. John Muir is my favorite naturalist for the way he exulted in nature his entire life, for his consistently poetically vivid prose which sings to the soul, and for his tireless work in preserving our natural world. My favorite of his writings is Stickeen the story of a death defying adventure he shared with this "mighty midget" one day on an Alaskan glacier. E The actual text I hold in my hand is by Heyday Books (copyright 1981) which was reprinted from the original 1909 Houghton Mifflin Edition. John Muir is my favorite naturalist for the way he exulted in nature his entire life, for his consistently poetically vivid prose which sings to the soul, and for his tireless work in preserving our natural world. My favorite of his writings is Stickeen the story of a death defying adventure he shared with this "mighty midget" one day on an Alaskan glacier. Each time I reread this powerful little book my heart swells several sizes for the transcendent descriptions of this man's love of nature and for the transformation he underwent on this journey. It is a man and his dog story, and ever so much more. Muir was traveling in a canoe on an expedition to explore the icy region of southwestern Alaska for several months. His companions were Indian guides and a missionary friend who this time was accompanied by a small terrier like dog named Stickeen by the Indians of that tribe who viewed him rather as a good-luck totem. Muir did not hide his disdain for this "toy-dog", this "poor silly thing that will be in Rain and snow for weeks or months, and will require Care like a baby." But Muir found his match in this adventurous dog who "could endure cold and hunger like a bear, swim like a seal, and was wondrous wise and cunning" Stickeen was an enigma to Muir from the beginning. The dog was indifferent to pleasing people, "as cold as a glacier and impervious to fun", yet extremely attentive to any and all activity, curious and bold. And intrigued by Muir. On a typical Muir adventure ( 10 o'clock on a pitch dark rainy night) Muir set out in an Indian canoe to get a closer look at a salmon run: "...the water was phosphorescent. The salmon were running, and the myriad fins of the onrushing multitude were churning all the stream into a silvery glow, wonderfully beautiful and impressive in the ebon darkness." A half mile down the river, stopping at the rapids, Muir looks back and sees "a long spreading fan of light like the tail of a comet, which we thought must be made by some big strange animal pursuing us." It was Stickeen come to see what was up! Muir soon learned that Stickeen loved to share his wanderings "with the patience and fortitude of a mountaineer" and like Muir himself never tiring or getting discouraged: "Ordinary storms were a pleasure to him[Stickeen] and as for mere rain, he flourished in it like a vegetable. (Lol - love that!) But the real story is the blustery morning Muir set off with a crust of bread in his pocket, no time for a cup of coffee (can you tell I notice the absence of some essential creature comforts) with the imperturbable companionship of Stickeen to map a glacier! "THUS began the most memorable of all my wild days." It would be a shame to deprive you of the thrills of this adventure - of a wild and stormy nature I am only too willing to experience as an arm chair traveler. When I read the descriptions of the vast crevasses "many of which were from twenty to thirty feet wide, and perhaps a thousand feet deep -- beautiful and awful. ... I was severely cautious, but Stickeen came on as unhesitating as the flying clouds. The widest crevasse I could jump (Muir was 42) he would leap without so much as halting to take a look at it." I am chilled to the bone and glad to be home! Some of it is great beauty. Through Muir's vivid descriptions we are left in trembling awe at the magnificence and shattering power of glaciers which are able to grind two hundred year old trees into a pulp. At this time he had already theorized the role glaciers played in the formation of Yosemite Valley so it was a particular thrill. He described the glacier as a great gray dome under the cloudy skies and yet when the sun broke through it was a prairie of dazzling brightness "wearing the clouds as garments, while the prairie blooms and sparkles with irised light from myriads of washed crystals." The wildness of nature lured them on and eventually a snowstorm began. Both Muir and Stickeen are tested to their very limits. It is an often harrowing adventure and a testament to courage, determination, faith of many kinds, and the close bonds between "mortals" of different species. Stickeen is my favorite animal memoir on many levels. It leaves you feeling wiser, humbler, and pondering our relationships with all of the natural world. And yes, it might make you shed several tears - I highly recommend this to anyone who feels a connection to nature, to the urge to go forth and explore some wild area, who has ever felt a closeness with an animal "mortal". Just FYI there are also two excellent picture book retellings for children. My favorite is Stickeen as Retold by Donnell Rubay and gloriously illustrated by Christopher Canyon For children from about 7 - 10 The other is for probably third through 5th grade and includes many detailed drawings of the flora of the Arctic in its margins. But that age group can also hear the original and would enjoy it far more for the power of its language and death defying struggle. I first read the original aloud to my sons while on a camping trip in Yosemite over Memorial Day Weekend. We were so cold and tired of huddling around the fire so we retreated to the tent, crawled into our sleeping bags, and I read Stickeen. After reading about John Muir's explorations on the GLACIERS in Rain and snow we felt pretty silly huddling in our parkas in a sleeping bag in a tent! It gave us perspective and we decided to be more like John and Stickeen - take a hike, climb some boulders, enjoy the music of the leaves in the trees!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    A beautiful story about a man and his dog, a truly loyal friend. The illustrations are gorgeous.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Peggy

    Such a lovely short story. John Muir’s writing style is poetic and lyrical! His views on nature draw you in and bring your senses alive. John was apprehensive about bringing a dog, Stickeen, on a rugged expedition in Alaska. The great friendship between man and dog is heartfelt and beautiful!

  10. 4 out of 5

    ☮Karen

    This morning while under stay at home orders in my home, I went on an adventurous hike across the glaciers of Alaska with John Muir and a daring little dog named Stickeen. Those complaining about staying at home should be so lucky. Who knew 29 pages could say so much.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Margie

    When I purchased Strickeen, I thought it was a book that John Muir had written for children as it is only 70 pages long, not including the afterword and a chronology of Muir's life and travels. However, Strickeen was originally published in 1897 as a story in Century Magazine, a publication similar to Harper's. It is an absolutely wonderful story of grit, dauntless courage, loyalty and friendship between Muir and the little dog who adopted him on one of Muir's explorations of glaciers in Alaska. When I purchased Strickeen, I thought it was a book that John Muir had written for children as it is only 70 pages long, not including the afterword and a chronology of Muir's life and travels. However, Strickeen was originally published in 1897 as a story in Century Magazine, a publication similar to Harper's. It is an absolutely wonderful story of grit, dauntless courage, loyalty and friendship between Muir and the little dog who adopted him on one of Muir's explorations of glaciers in Alaska. In 1880, Muir set out on his second trip to Alaska to explore glaciers. The previous year he had discovered Glacier Bay and was respected as the foremost expert of his day on glaciers. Strickeen is the harrowing account of a day that Muir, followed by the little dog, Strickeen, spent on a glacier in Alaska in the midst of a fierce storm.​ Though a very small dog, Strickeen seemed to be fearless as he followed Muir and "flashed across nerve-trying chasms six or eight feet wide." p. 33. Of course these are the same chasms that Muir himself had just "flashed" across! As Muir and Strickeen were attempting to return to camp, the storm became increasingly worse, and they were stopped by a seemingly insurmountable crevasse. What happens next is the hair-raising heart of the story which I don't want to spoil for anyone who might want to read this amazing tale of adventure and friendship between Muir and Strickeen. Near the end of the story Muir has these words for Strickeen, "I have known many dogs, and many a story I could tell of their wisdom and devotion, but to none do I owe so much as to Strickeen. At first the least promising and least known of my dog-friends, he suddenly became the best known of them all. Our storm-battle for life brought him to light, and through him as through a window I have ever since been looking with deeper sympathy into all my fellow mortals." p. 70 A beautifully written tale that took Strickeen straight to my heart.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Skylar Primm

    I dare you not to smile at the thought of Stickeen the dog, "flash[ing] and dart[ing] hither and thither as if fairly demented, screaming and shouting, swirling round and round in giddy loops and circles like a leaf in a whirlwind, lying down, rolling over and over, sidewise and heels over head, and pouring forth a tumultuous flood of hysterical cries and sobs and gasping mutterings" (p. 63). Never have I read a more vivid description of a dog's bliss.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tanvika

    refreshing, exciting, freeing for people dulled by the black roads,concrete houses, congestion, human chatter. The land of glaciers with adventurous ,poetic Muir & courageous Stickeen is very inviting & vigorous trip. refreshing, exciting, freeing for people dulled by the black roads,concrete houses, congestion, human chatter. The land of glaciers with adventurous ,poetic Muir & courageous Stickeen is very inviting & vigorous trip.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    A wonderful story told by my husband's hero, John Muir. John Muir is well-known for his mountaineering adventures, especially during storms. In 1880, Muir returns to Alaska to continue his glacier exploration. Stickeen is a small dog that joined Muir's party and proved to be a fearless explorer, sticking to Muir's side, even during some hair-raising moments. That is, until a particularly scary spot, crossing a wide crevasse, Stickeen seemed to reach his limit. Muir and Stickeen become "brothers", A wonderful story told by my husband's hero, John Muir. John Muir is well-known for his mountaineering adventures, especially during storms. In 1880, Muir returns to Alaska to continue his glacier exploration. Stickeen is a small dog that joined Muir's party and proved to be a fearless explorer, sticking to Muir's side, even during some hair-raising moments. That is, until a particularly scary spot, crossing a wide crevasse, Stickeen seemed to reach his limit. Muir and Stickeen become "brothers", bonding through this experience. Muir had called this adventure with Stickeen "the most memorable of all my wild days." He told this story again and again, at parties and at lectures. Muir wrote that the little dog "enlarged my life, extended its boundaries." Which back in the nineteenth century, was an unheard opinion towards animals, they normally weren't highly regarded. Muir's descriptive writing takes the reader out there, in the wilds of Alaska, on a glacier, "wandering through a thousand rooms of God's crystal temple" with a small brave dog named Stickeen. "Our storm-battle for life brought him to light, and through him as through a window I have ever since been looking with deeper sympathy into all my fellow mortals."

  15. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    It is a wonderful introduction to John Muir. It reveals much about the man and the small dog named in the title. I would recommend this short book highly to everyone who would like a taste of Muir's magnificent nature writing and heroic character.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ocarl243

    This book really hit me. I read this book because I've already read books like white fang and call of the wild, and they are similar books to Stickeen. This book kinda scared me because at one point in the book Stickeen the dog named Stickeen has to cross a ravine, Its winter and If he doesn't cross the ravine he will die. The books ending was so sad and abrupt because this man that was working with Stickeen in Alaska was really close to Stickeen but didn't own Stickeen so they were separated an This book really hit me. I read this book because I've already read books like white fang and call of the wild, and they are similar books to Stickeen. This book kinda scared me because at one point in the book Stickeen the dog named Stickeen has to cross a ravine, Its winter and If he doesn't cross the ravine he will die. The books ending was so sad and abrupt because this man that was working with Stickeen in Alaska was really close to Stickeen but didn't own Stickeen so they were separated and never got to see each other again. The theme of this story would probably be: when family's not around to keep you company and safe looking for a new friend is the way to go. This book is a great story about a dog and maybe it has a bit of "Mans best friend" in it too!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Charlie

    When we arrived in Colorado this year for summer vacation, my father sat the entire family down to a family meeting. His terms: 1- to spend time with each of the grandsons, and 2- to read this book to the family. It was, as my oldest said, "a lot better than I thought it was going to be!". This is an excellent story about nature, life, challenges, and friendship. I was blown away!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Grete Astover

    Read it.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alexandru Gornea

    A great short story from John Muir himself, the man, the explorer, the naturalist. He talks about the time he was stuck on a glacier with a dog named Stickeen, which didn't seem like much in the beginning, but proved to be a great companion towards the end.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    If you haven't read any of John Muir's writing, especially Travels in Alaska this is a good short story to start with. Muir's style is accessible and powerful even today. This story is about a dog who went on one of Muir's trips to Alaska, so if you've read that book, you have essentially read Stickeen, hence my rating. Would be great for middle and high school, maybe even grade school readers. If you haven't read any of John Muir's writing, especially Travels in Alaska this is a good short story to start with. Muir's style is accessible and powerful even today. This story is about a dog who went on one of Muir's trips to Alaska, so if you've read that book, you have essentially read Stickeen, hence my rating. Would be great for middle and high school, maybe even grade school readers.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    All that time in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. All that time spent wandering aimlessly and solo through the John Muir National Monument. And somehow I'd never read John Muir??? I'd read ABOUT him. But evidently I never actually read his work. Stickeen is short and sweet and a great place to start. Crap. Just when I was making progress reading and purging books on my overloaded shelves, I'm going to have to go out and buy a big chunky John Muir collection to keep around!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Christine Norvell

    Highly recommended for young and old alike John Muir is one of my favorite authors. This book about his adventures in the Alaskan Glacier Bay area exploring the crevasses with a dog owned by his friend and fellow explorer Samuel Hall Young.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Eileen

    3.5 stars (liked it)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Grace

    What a treasure this little book is! I wish I had discovered it when my children were still young but I am sure they will read it even now as I will make sure the know about it. Muir's writing makes so much of what I have been reading lately seem juvenile. The writing is superior, although written for children. It is not written down to children but acknowledges their intelligence and imagination. This is a charming story. If you love dogs, or even if you don't, you will admire this amazing Stic What a treasure this little book is! I wish I had discovered it when my children were still young but I am sure they will read it even now as I will make sure the know about it. Muir's writing makes so much of what I have been reading lately seem juvenile. The writing is superior, although written for children. It is not written down to children but acknowledges their intelligence and imagination. This is a charming story. If you love dogs, or even if you don't, you will admire this amazing Stickeen. A wonderful read. I have admired John Muir for many years and am glad to have stumbled on more of his writings through Kindle. I loved that as an explorer he chose to take his family with him, rather than leave them behind. He also seems to have a real faith. Both refreshing traits.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Dougie

    John Muir's tale about the best dog he ever knew is just a delight. Not much more than a short story, and already told in a slightly abbreviated form in "Travels in Alaska", this is nonetheless well worth a read. Muir has a wonderful way of relating to animals, because he doesn't see humans as anything more than fellow animals and this tale of the plucky little mongrel accompanying him on one of his trademark lunatic adventures has it all, drama, tension, a happy outcome and a mysterious twist i John Muir's tale about the best dog he ever knew is just a delight. Not much more than a short story, and already told in a slightly abbreviated form in "Travels in Alaska", this is nonetheless well worth a read. Muir has a wonderful way of relating to animals, because he doesn't see humans as anything more than fellow animals and this tale of the plucky little mongrel accompanying him on one of his trademark lunatic adventures has it all, drama, tension, a happy outcome and a mysterious twist in the tale.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    Juhn Muir, of course, is the father of the National Parks Movement in America. A man of extensive foot traveling, he walked the countryside from Florida to Alaska, and kept gloriously detailed notebooks of his many adventures. This short and quite true story about a brave little dog in Alaska is a glorious read-aloud for children from agees 7 to 17. I prefer to NOT show them the pictures until they have discussed and written about the book's tale: then I leave it out and available. A marvelous i Juhn Muir, of course, is the father of the National Parks Movement in America. A man of extensive foot traveling, he walked the countryside from Florida to Alaska, and kept gloriously detailed notebooks of his many adventures. This short and quite true story about a brave little dog in Alaska is a glorious read-aloud for children from agees 7 to 17. I prefer to NOT show them the pictures until they have discussed and written about the book's tale: then I leave it out and available. A marvelous introduction to a treasure trove from this author.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Natalia

    This was a short story about one of Muir’s travels where he had a dog companion. I liked the story but I suspect it will be hard to read for the intended audience due to old fashioned writing. I, not being an outdoor enthusiast, found myself skipping some passages because they were full of outdated words and whimsical descriptions of nature. This book is intended for younger audience who are impartial to dogs and all things nature.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Gail

    This short novel is about a chapter in John Muir’s life, an influential Scottish-American naturalist, as he heads to the Alaskan wilderness to explore the icy region of south-eastern Alaska in 1879. Accompanying them on the trip was a little black dog named Stickeen and their adventures as they set out one day to explore a newly discovered glacier. Muir recounted this story again and again and would call it “the most memorable of all my wild life days”. A fun, short and exciting read!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Johnny Bennett

    Stickeen was a recommendation that was followed without any research. Quite the surprise as it is a 32 page picture book. It briskly tells the story of John Muir befriending a dog named Stickeen. Not a bad story, the actual highlight is the historical annotations at the back. Children capable of reading this book on their own, would most likely not choose to read it due to it's picture book.

  30. 4 out of 5

    SADIK BAYDERE

    Such a splendid story of nature and friendship I had heard of high praise about John Muir and his books of which Stickeen was the first I have just read. Impressed so much with his writing style and immense knowledge about nature, I can not wait to read his other books. Such a gem of a naturalist, philosopher and writer, sorry to have missed till now...

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