Review: Two Little “Savages”

Posted on March 23, 2011

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Two Little “Savages”
Written and illustrated by Ernest Thompson Seton
Axios Press
September 2010
313 pages

Yan’s boyhood was difficult. Often beaten by his father, he sought refuge in the woods near his home. At 14, Yan was sent away to live and work on the Raftan farm. Yan and Mr. Raftan’s son, Sam stumbled upon a bond in their shared love for the great outdoors. Together they learned how to build a teepee and lived in it for a month. Their amazing escapades sometimes involved danger but were always exhilarating. In the process, Yan discovered the key to his happiness. During troubled economic times young people usually suffer the most which makes this book more relevant than ever. Readers learn along with Yan and Sam how to live and even thrive in nature. Two Little “Savages” is a handbook for survival.

The publication of this edition celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and honors their founder and the book’s author, Ernest Thompson Seton. This quality paperback’s large size – approximately eight-by-eleven inches – shows off Seton’s exceptional illustrations and diagrams and makes it a treasured keepsake. Only a few timeless books become classics and Two Little “Savages” certainly deserves that noble distinction.

Copyright (c) 2011 by Peggy Tibbetts

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