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Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom
Stories, Myth, Folklore and Truth Stranger than Fiction About the Natural World
By Naturalist and Storyteller Doug Elliott

      Doug Elliott is a naturalist, storyteller, singer, and entertainer who connects people with the natural world in a fun and engaging way. He has traveled from the forests of the Canadian North to the Central American jungles investigating the natural world, collecting plant and animal lore and researching articles for this book. He has lectured, taught classes, conducted workshops and performed storytelling in concert for various organizations including the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution.

      Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom is a compilation of Elliott's best material, most of which was originally printed in the Wildlife in North Carolina magazine or in his classic book "How to use Road Kills". 76 pages. Paperback.

      "It's best of course to meet and know Doug and to walk in the woods with him, getting the benefit of his knowledge of the wild, his hilarious stories, his infectious laugh, and the twinkle in his eye. But as an introduction to Doug and what he knows, Woodslore will do just fine. He covers a variety of topics from his beloved possums through old-timey apples and the infamous ramp plant of the Katuah hills. He tells us how to make rope and baskets from natural materials found in the wild, and he talks about herbs, orchids, bears, ginseng, and millipedes and there's moreŠ There's little rhyme or reason to this book. Its topics are as varied and as far flung as Elliott's wandering mind. But Doug has a unique and deep perspective on the world, and seeing it through his eyes is always educational and fun. This book is wonderful collection of some of the high points of Elliott's literary career, full of woods sense, common sense and good humor." - David Wheeler, Katuah Journal.

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Crawdads, Doodlebugs and Creasy Greens
Songs, Stories, and Lore Celebrating the Natural World
CD and companion book by Storyteller Doug Elliott

      Discover how to catch crawdads, puree pawpaws, gobble greenbriers, noodle catfish, tickle trout, cook squirrel brains, twist a critter out of its hole and predict the weather with a persimmon seed. Learn how to greet a doodlebug and which rabbit's foot is actually the lucky one. Hear tales about Queen Elizabeth when she was courted by a frog, Copper John Higgins when he swallowed a lizard, and Davy Crockett when he tried to grin a squirrel out of a tree. The book and recording are made as a set.

      The 64-page book features two dozen songs, more than 90 original illustrations and a plethora of stories and lore. On the compact disc, Elliott plays harmonica and sings ten of the songs from the book and tells stories, including two historical tales, two Native American legends, a mess of traditional bird and animal lore as well as a few handy wild plant foraging tips. He is accompanied by guitar, fiddle, banjo and bass. Featured on the recording: Ain't No Bugs On Me, Mosquito Story, Doodlebugs, Yellowhammers and Domineckers, Catfish Song, Cajuns and Crawfish, Crawdad Hole, Green Rocky Road, Strawberries, Queen Elizabeth and the Frog, Froggie Went a Courting, Creasy Greens, Root Blues, Left Hind Leg of a Rabbit (American Library Association Notable Recording Award) 64-page book,

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Raccoon and a Possum
Stories And Songs 'Specially For Young Folks
CD by Storyteller and Singer Doug Elliott

      The stories on this recording are especially for young folks ages 4 to 10. You'll hear a true story, an Indian legend, a jived up Aesop's fable, a late night adventure in the woods, along with some lively harmonica tunes and some mighty strange animal noises. Included with the recording is an interpretive fold-out with drawings, activities and more information about these tales. Featured on this compact disc are: The Jive Three Bears, The Story of Aspirin, Possum, Turtle and the Wolves, The Fox and the Crow, Uncle Rueben Run a Coon, and I Had a Dog, His Name Was Blue.

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Everybody's Fishin'
A Cross-Cultural Fishing Extravaganza
Double CD by Storyteller and Singer Doug Elliott

      Sunfish, herring, mudfish, trout. Grab that catfish by the snout! Join fisherman, storyteller and harmonica champ Doug Elliott, on a cross-cultural fishing extravaganza -- a celebration of fish, fisherpersons and other wet, wonderful, watery critters. Journey from the frigid North Atlantic to the sunny Caribbean -- from tumbling mountain streams to bayous, cypress swamps, and jungle rivers. You'll hear fantastic fish lore, lively tunes, piscatorial poems, some mighty fishy philosophical probing and true stories of fishing adventures with people of different cultures and nationalities.

      Hear about a battle with a sea serpent and about catching fish with all kinds of bait, from dry flies, lures, spinners and spoons to wooly boogers, rubber worms, zoom lizards, pork rinds and even green tomatoes; using cane poles, rods and reels, nets, weirs, purse seines, pistols and dynamite. Learn how to tickle a trout with your fingers and how to get a fine fresh fish dinner just by talking.

      On this double CD, Elliott flavors his tales with regional accents and he wails away on his trusty harmonica, playing and singing a half-dozen songs, accompanied by guitar, bass and percussion. Features include: Catfish song, Why do we fish?, Tale of Wandering Aengus - W.B.Yeats, Fishing Blues, Down East, Herring's Head, The Night Charley Tended Weir, Ruth Moore, Trout Tickling and the Handwriting of God, Take Your Shoes Off Moses, Dynamite fishing, Fish Bumming, Crawfish, Sashimi sushi, Mexican Jungle Fish Tale, Bahamian Welk Encounter.

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