I am trying to fill out the author, Joy Adamson, I have three of her books to submit today, we have two of her books in the collection and one awaiting administrative approval. A huge thanks to Cindy to help with these, my copies were so badly yellowed that even the text wasn't coming out properly. And the picture descriptions are wonderful! So for your validating pleasure see the following. Friends from the Forest By Joy Adamson From the Book Jacket: Foreword by Juliette Huxley In these two animal studies we have a last, touching testimony of Joy Adamson's gift for eliciting trust from creatures of the wild. The home of her later years, Elsamere, is a bungalow set on large wooded grounds bordering on the remnants of wild forest. To Joy's delight, two fascinating sets of visitors settled near Elsamere: picturesque Colobus monkeys, with their marvelously expressive faces, and a family of Verreaux's eagle owls, the third largest owl in the world and the largest in Africa, with a wingspan of twenty-three inches. Joy quickly established friendly contact with these animals, observing them in their little-known habits and, when tragedy or mishap befell them, ministering to their needs and helping them to survive. She writes about them with a warmth of empathy uniquely her own: "When I felt the soft fingers of the Colobus touching my hands as trustingly as ever, I was overpowered by happiness." Or: "She was in every sense a wild owl. I had no intention of taming her, thoughgradually a bond developed between us and she seemed to trust me completely." In her devotion to wildlife, her patience and accuracy in observing and recording it, Joy Adamson notably bridged the gap between man and nature. Juliette Huxley, who knew Joy from repeated visits with her, contributes an illuminating sketch of her personality. With eight pages of photographs JOY ADAMSON was an extraordinary woman by any yardstick: a painter of flora and fauna, a portraitist of Kenyan tribesmen (her paintings of them today hang in the Kenya State House), a skillful photographer, a matchless animal observer, a best-selling author, and the founder and mainstay of the Elsa Wild Animal Appeal, a wildlife-preservation organization for which she lectured all over the world. Born and educated in Austria, Joy first went to Kenya at the age of twenty-two. Responding with enthusiasm to its nature and culture, she made it her permanent home, marrying the then Senior Game Warden of the Northern Frontier District in Africa, George Adamson. On numerous safaris she collected extensive ethnographic, botanic, entomologic, and anthropologic material for the Coryndon Museum. When the first volume of her celebrated animal studies, Born Free, was published in 1960 she was rewarded-and burdened-by instant international fame. Living Free and Forever Free continued the story of the lioness Elsa and her cubs. In The Spotted Sphinx and Pippa's Challenge, she described her work with another of the great African cats, thecheetah. In 1978 she published her autobiography, The Searching Spirit, and ten days before she was found murdered in the bush, in January 1979, she delivered the final text for Queen of Shaba, the story of an African leopard. Elsa By Joy Adamson Cindy put in Picture Descriptions Chronicles Elsa's Life with the Adamsons and her release back into the wild for younger readers Elsa and Her Cubs By Joy Adamson Cindy also helped with this one Tells the story of Elsa's three cubs from when the Adamson's First meet them to the day they are released in the Sarangetti. Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com Dog ownership is like a rainbow. Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other. Carolyn Alexander To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.