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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ Tarka the Otter: His Joyful Water-Life and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers (Concord Library Series) Ã The classic story of an otter living in the Devonshire countryside which captures the feel of life in the wild as seen through thIn the wild as seen through the otter's own eyes. This book follows the life of an otter called Tarka As he grows up from a young cub we are drawn into his fascinating adventures in the rivers of North Devon Every detail of his life is described in wonderful detail from hunting for food to searching for his long lost mate from bathing on riverside boulders to escaping from the jaws of angry hounds Such is our attachment to him by the end of the book that the sad ending is a bitter pill to swallow Tarka the Otter has an extremely descriptive narrative and Henry Williamson pays great attention to the detail of the natural world

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The classic story of an otter living in the Devon. This is the life story of an otter called Tarka that means Water Wanderer What I like about this book is that I was able to learn so many things about an animal that I have not seen in the real world I do not even remember seeing one in a number of zoos both local and overseas that I have so far been toThe writing is simple but there are so many otter related terms that I had to google or guess while reading First I thought I would understand the story without looking up for those words but I was continuously lost page after page until I checked and learned that dog is how a male otter is called bitch is for female otters and whelp or pup for baby otter You have to understand that there are no otters here in the Philippines In those few pages when there where the word dog I thought that the otters had a dog in their midst So I wondered for a bit why is the dog not harassing the otter when otters have some resemblance to mice being part of the same family Lesson consult the dictionary KD or better yet get a Kindle so you just hover on the word and you'll automatically see its meaning Maybe in the next Christmas bonus The narration is in the POV of Tarka so it is based on the eye level and viewpoint of the animal and not those of human being So the swamp is a big body of water the shrub is described as a tree on ordinary not rampaging river is a challenge to cross etc It is obvious that Williamson spent a lot of time researching about otters just to make sure that their natural behavior was captured accurately in the storyAt first I also thought that this was a children's book until I noticed that there is no fantasy element in the story the animals otters seal rats fox owl etc have no dialogues For example otters yikker and Williamson used the actual sounds of their shrieks or cries in the story like hompa hompa hompa ik yang wuff wuff etc that appear in italics in the narrative Since there are no dialogues I understand that some readers might find this boring However if you read slowly you would notice some paragraphs or phrases are poetic According to Wiki Williamson was first and foremost known as a poet that a novelistThe story is divided into two parts the first year and the last year In the first year the setting is in the river called River Taw and Tarka's lover is called Greymuzzle In the second part the last year the setting is the other river called River Torridge and Tarka has a new mate White Tip The first part is uite boring but the action picks up in the second because of the chase and Tarka's final confrontation of the villain Deadlock There is even a map that shows the actual place in Devon or Devonshire a county in England Overall it is a nice reading experience Learning so many things in just one small cute book This is not a children's book but the story can be appreciated by readers in all age groups I particularly recommend this book however to all animal lovers especially to those who are fond of exotic or already endangered animals

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Tarka the Otter His Joyful Water Life and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers Concord Library SeriesShire countryside which captures the feel of life. Tarka the Otter is written in a very realistic way which doesn't humanize the animals The language is beautiful and not being a native speaker I also learned lots of new words Once I realized that by dogs bitches and cubs the otters were meant and not actual dogs I also understood what was going onThsi book is often called a children's book but I surely wouldn't have liked it as a child In spite of all the positive things mentioned above it was still all in all uite boring