Osgood’s Luck: A Tale of the Grasslands

by Paul Richard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/15/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781490784311

About the Book

Osgood is one lucky and curious little kangaroo-like animal. This unique critter inhabits America’s grasslands, hopping on back legs, stuffing plant food into cheek pouches, and is only the size of a kid’s fist. As a young kangaroo rat, he faces adventures and challenges when he leaves the family nest. He must quickly learn about the complex web of many night creatures outside. From the small but deadly grasshopper mouse to the strong and cunning coyote, Osgood and his family encounter surprises from these and other nocturnal (night) animals. Over time Osgood hones his survival skills since he is a night dweller too.

About the Author

Paul W. Richard grew up wild and free at 8,100 feet elevation on the Two-Bar Ranch on the northwest edge of Walden, Colorado.  His love of the ranch’s rivers in the mountains and the outdoor life led him to eventually become a professor of biological science at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. He has happily taught junior high, high school, university, and adult students for thirty-two years.  Even after studying nature in the Arctic and Antarctic on science expeditions and studying the Galapagos Islands, his heart and interests remain in educating others. As a professor emeritus of biological science from UNC, he lives and continues writing in Greeley, Colorado.