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Sybille Forster-Rentmeister, editor in chief of "Echo Germanica", Toronto, wrote:
"What he experienced and learned is now documented in his book, which many people will appreciate and enjoy. For the adventurist, dreamer and those who want to become one, it is a practical handbook, for students of any age a fascinating textbook, and for anyone who wants to read something entertaining out of real life, this book is an outright tempting read."
I'd like to emphasize that this book is ideally suited, and recommended, for children.
The book is very interesting in general since its subject is a most beautiful country with its most beautiful and pristine nature. It is about farm animals, animal husbandry, wild animals, about the pristine wilderness. It awakes an interest in the wonderful nature, in a life with and within nature, it fosters a natural attachment to it; it shows alternatives — and values.
In fact, this book should be used by schools all over the world! — to study and enhance the English language as well as to show and foster a kind and environmentally friendly lifestyle. It is ideally suited for rural populations, were the connection to the land is strong, where there is an active rural lifestyle, whether in Southamerica, in Africa, China, India or Asia — in short: on every continent.
I also try to bridge the gap between, for example, "pro environment-against hunting/trapping" groups on one side, and "pro hunting/trapping-sceptical about environmental protection" groups on the other side. This is done by bringing up again and again the ethical aspects of farming, animal husbandry, hunting, fishing etc. I believe I can explain how it really is, since I've been, in practise, a farmer, an angler, an environmentalist, a hunter, a trapper... Only this much here: hunting can never be a sport! All animals and all of nature must be treated with kindness and must be protected. We all should unite to protect our beautiful earth — we are all in one boat!
All of this is woven into the book, is the essence of it. However, it is not directly written, like "you must do this or that, or don't do this or that..." It is rather demonstrated by the life of the family as homesteaders, and by the opinions and thoughts expressed.
As a matter of fact, this book is also a wonderful advertisement for Canada (!) — since it portrays the beauty of the land in all its glory. Tourism Canada should actually use it to propagate the attractions of Canada's beautiful nature — as suggested by Robert Oriwol, Deutsche Presse, Toronto, in his article about the book (see "Press articles").
It goes without saying that the book is a wonderful and helpful! read for everybody of any age. However, since my mother is selling books mainly to nursing homes (by phone, in very limited amounts, my mother is 90!), I can attest that the book is also very much liked by the elderly. It is used by caregivers for reading to the seniors; because the book is generally positive, overall optimistic, it revives memories — it lifts the spirit. It is also an excellent choice for reading to the blind: because of the rich and detailed descriptions of the beautiful landscapes etc.
A few years ago I was in Prince George, British Columbia, at a fair. There I got into a conversation with a First Nations lady. It did not take long and we were talking about my book. So, naturally, she wanted to see it. I got a copy from my car and showed it to her. Immediately her face brightened up; she was delighted! Memories came up about how she grew up, about her youth... She could relate to pretty well everything in the book. (continued: www.thomas-edmund-mueller.com)