Last week, the Milford-based couple were in Northern Michigan promoting their 1999 childrens best-seller, Stranger in the Woods, along with their new book, Lost in the Woods. Both are lushly photographed visions of Northern Michigans wildlife adorned with simple tales of life in
Stranger in the Woods is about the appearance of a snowman in the forest following a winter storm, and how the areas wildlife reacts to it. The book has been on the New York Times bestseller list for the past five years.
Lost in the Woods tells the story of a fawns journey through the forest. We learn through the eyes of other animals that the fawn isnt really lost; he is simply alone because Mother Doe instinctively knows she cannot stay with her fawn since her scent will attract predators.
The couples childrens books and a spin-off Stranger in the Woods movie are used extensively in elementary schools to teach about nature. The couple are also using their clout to help the Gaylord areas HeadWaters Land Conservancy attract new supporters. Their books are available at local bookstores for $19.95.