Frightful Picture Books

Hmm, I just couldn’t resist this title. No I am not getting Halloween and Christmas mixed up. Early last week I wrote a post about Frightful’s Mountain.

The post covered the first three books of the My Side of the Mountain series by Jean Craighead George. In the post I mentioned that the fourth and fifth books of the series were picture books. So, here are the Frightful picture books.

Frightful's Daughter - Jean Craighead George - Daniel San Souci - My Side of the Mountain - Picture Book - Falcon

The books were just a little bit too large for my scanner, so the author’s name is missing at the top. I wanted to show the illustrators name on one of the books. Both of the books are illustrated by Daniel San Souci. The illustrations are fabulous and really enhance the short story by the author. In Frightful’s Daughter we follow the early life of Oksi, the daughter of Frightful the falcon who was the star of the previous book. We see some of the same themes in this book as in the previous book as we find out more about peregrine falcons. We also see Sam Gribley again in this book as he helps Oksi survive the winter.

I picked this book up at the library, but the last one of the series was not available in our system. Last week I was at the book store and found a nice used copy so went ahead and purchased it. I am still looking for a copy of On the Far Side of the Mountain and will also keep an eye out for the book above.

Frightful's Daughter Meets the Baron Weasel - Jean Craighead George - My Side of the Mountain - Daniel San Souci - Picture Books

In this last book of the series, Frightful’s Daughter Meets the Baron Weasel, we follow the adventures of Oksi and her eyases or babies. We also get to meet the Baron Weasel again, who was one of my favorite characters in the first two books of the series. The Baron Weasel tries to capture the eyases several different ways, but as always our falcon heroes prevail in the end. We also see Sam Gribley and Jesse Coon James again in the story. A great ending to a great series by Jean Craighead George.

My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George - Newbery Honor Medal - FalconOn the Far Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George - Falcon - WildernessFrightful's Mountain - Jean Craighead George - FalconFrightful's Daughter - Jean Craighead George - Daniel San Souci - My Side of the Mountain - Picture Book - FalconFrightful's Daughter and the Baron Weasel - Jean Craighead George - My Side of the Mountain - Daniel San Souci - Picture Books

 

 

 

 

I have a couple more books by George on my reading list. Including the Newberry Medal winner Julie of the Wolves.

Steven

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4 Responses to Frightful Picture Books

  1. Glenda McDougal says:

    Am amazed at your tremendous variety of reading …

  2. vanbraman says:

    Glenda, I read a lot of different types of books. It depends on where my mind wanders :-). Watch for an interesting post about Mr. Popper’s Penguins sometime in the near future.

  3. Boomdeeadda says:

    I love that nostalgic art work. Nice collection to have. I used to work in a tower downtown that had 30 Floors. On the roof, a falcon came back to nest every year. I guess they’re threatened in Alberta, so it was a big deal. They set up a monitoring camera so we could watch the eggs, then baby birds and as they grew up. Kinda neat.

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