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Nature Regional

Still in a Daze at the Cottage

by (author) James Ross

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2014
Regional, Ecology, Essays
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2014
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2014
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More tales of family fun and run-ins with nature at the cottage.
In the sequel to Cottage Daze, James Ross is back with more tales from the family cottage. Organized by nature’s changing seasons and containing sections covering nature, family, activity, and the cottage, Ross combines wry humour with a genuine love for adventure and respect for the natural world — although the local wild animal population can try his patience.
Ross’s anecdotes are full of good spirits and sound advice, whether he is describing a visit from his daughter’s special friend ("The Boyfriend Cometh"), the tricky practices of boating ("Dressing Up for Kayaking"), or encounters with wildlife both big and small ("The Frog Whisperer"). This book is the perfect companion to the time-honoured tradition of wilderness family getaways.

About the author

James Ross has a degree in journalism and has worked as a newspaper reporter, cowboy, mountain guide, museum curator, dogsledder, movie stuntman, animal trainer, photo double, and freelance writer. He enjoys and misadventures at his Muskoka island cottage in Bracebridge, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

Often funny, at times introspective, these are the perfect books to leave on the cottage coffee table to pick up and put down without worrying about finishing it all in one read.

The Cottager

James Ross…has written a delightful account of his family’s summers at the cottage that will help you recapture the lost days by bringing back special memories of your own summer moments.

Muskoka Magazine

With passion, honesty and plenty of humour, Ross relates some of his experiences from his island cottage in Bracebridge. Anyone who has experienced cottage country knows it is a land full of stories.

The County Echo

…the perfect cottage companion.

Toronto Star – Metro Edition

Great dockside reading…


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