Delightful nature stories for the young and young at heart!
“This title boasts the earmarks of a captivating read for all young students, from preschoolers up until the end of elementary school at least. My little ones hushed immediately as I began reading from its pages, whether happily modeling with clay, cuddled up on the couch, or lying in bed. Written from a perspective that values on-going natural observation, Boyle’s work will foster an ongoing appreciation for nature study and encourage personal interaction with the world around us in order to discover additional outdoor secrets.”
Originally published in 1903 and here reproduced with the original whimsical artwork, Outdoor Secrets is a great addition to any home where nature is welcome!
Learn the secrets that may be hiding in your own backyard:
- Where does the apple blossom go?
- Of what use is an earthworm?
- How can a golden-rod save a person’s life?
- What message might a robin bring?
- Why should a cherry-tree grow in every direction?
- What good does the March wind do?
- And more . . .
Along with these secrets come simple life lessons woven into the living stories—gentle lessons about respecting others, working hard, and being patient.
Printed Book or Audiobook
Outdoor Secrets is also available as an audiobook read by the pleasant, articulate voice of Ruth Shafer. Now you can enjoy listening to a chapter or two of the audiobook while running errands, or build family memories as you enjoy the whole book on a long car trip. It’s also great to keep younger children busy and learning while you teach the older students, or just to give your reading voice a rest. This 94-minute recording is available as a 2-CD set or an mp3 download. (Order above.)
A Companion Nature Study
Now you can add even more learning opportunities with The Outdoor Secrets Companion. You’ll find great nature study ideas, more living book suggestions, beautiful poetry, and nature notebook activities that correspond to the great stories in Outdoor Secrets.
Come discover the secrets that are awaiting you and your child in the great outdoors!