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GopherAdventure
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12/03/2020 08:46PM  
My 9 year old son (who’s been on at lest 5 canoe trips) ran out of reading material that he likes. I half-jokingly suggested he read some of my Bob Cary books. He picked out Jackpine Bob and several times a day I’ve had the pleasure of hearing him burst into hysterical laughter. Of course, I’ve ready it a few times, so when he tells me the tiny moments I’m practically on the floor laughing myself. He wants to read Lost in the Wild next, that’s gonna be heavy compared to Jackpine Bob. Any other books he should try?

Tony
 
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thebotanyguy
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12/03/2020 10:25PM  
If your son enjoys the outdoor humor genre, and it seems he does, he would certainly enjoy any of the Patrick McManus books:

A Fine and Pleasant Misery (1978)
They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? (1981)
Never Sniff a Gift Fish (1983)
The Grasshopper Trap (1985)
Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs (1987)
The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw (1989)
Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! (1991)
The Good Samaritan Strikes Again (1992)
How I Got This Way (1994)
Never Cry "Arp!" and Other Great Adventures (1996)
Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing (1997)
The Bear in the Attic (2002)
Kerplunk!: Stories (2007)
The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories (2012)
 
12/04/2020 05:44AM  
Root Beer Lady, (the story of Dorothy Molter.)
 
12/04/2020 07:23AM  
Gordon MacQuarrie.....the Old Duck Hunters series.
 
12/04/2020 08:10AM  
thebotanyguy: "If you son enjoys the outdoor humor genre, and it seems he does, he would certainly enjoy any of the Patrick McManus books:


A Fine and Pleasant Misery (1978)
They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? (1981)
Never Sniff a Gift Fish (1983)
The Grasshopper Trap (1985)
Rubber Legs and White Tail-Hairs (1987)
The Night the Bear Ate Goombaw (1989)
Real Ponies Don't Go Oink! (1991)
The Good Samaritan Strikes Again (1992)
How I Got This Way (1994)
Never Cry "Arp!" and Other Great Adventures (1996)
Into the Twilight, Endlessly Grousing (1997)
The Bear in the Attic (2002)
Kerplunk!: Stories (2007)
The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories (2012)"


+1 on the Patrick McManus recommendations. We've had one of his books as bed-time stories on most of our BWCA/Q trips, and How I Got This Way is currently on my bedside table. It's time to read "The Christmas Hatchet" again (Never Sniff a Gift Fish).

TZ
 
Savage Voyageur
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12/04/2020 08:37AM  
I would suggest he read Sigurd F. Olson. The Singing Wilderness, Listening Point, or many others that he wrote.
 
Mocha
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12/04/2020 09:29AM  
the Gary Paulson books are good, too, and written for that age range.
 
Chieflonewatie
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12/04/2020 10:50AM  
I've read most of these books and they are all pretty good, but my favorite is It's A Wonderful Country by Bill Magie.
 
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