Stripe: The Story of a Chipmunk

Stripe: The Story of a Chipmunk

By: Robert M. McClung
Published by: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: 1951
Series: Robert McClung's Animal Life Cycle Series

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Description

Stripe was born in the spring in a snug nest two feet underground, for he was a baby chipmunk, not bigger than a bumblebee. By the following spring he was grown-up. The adventures of the intervening months are told here vividly and accurately.

Because Mr. McClung is a scientist as well as an artist in words and pictures, he not only re-creates the dewy freshness of Stripe's first April, he also shows what a marvelously well-equipped creature the chipmunk is. Stripe knew how to build a home and fill it with food that he carried there in patient, repeated trips; his bulging cheeks would hold two acorns, five hazlenuts, or fifteen kernels of corn apiece.

The text is set in large easy-to-read type. Besides helping to tell the story, the stunning pictures, many of them in color, portray the plants and animals in a chipmunk's world.

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