“Old Man of the Woods – Walks and Talks with Two Boys” is a novel by naturalist Marcus Woodward. Aimed at children, it revolves around two young boys and their conversation with an old woodsman who imparts information to them relating to nature and their surroundings. This charming little book would make for ideal bedtime reading children with an interest in nature. Contents include: “At the Shepherd’s Bush”, “The April Fool’s Cuckoo”, “On Primrose Beds”, “A Butterfly’s Wings”, “Joe Takes the Cake”, “Travels in a Tree-top”, “As Quick as Thought”, “A Slug-Hunter”, “In the Hayfield”, “The Old, Old Trail”, “By the Sweet-Briar Hedge”, “King Sol”, “Looking out for Squalls”, “The Days of the Hare”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on camping and woodcraft.