Each chapter of this book presents some of the author’s observations relating to small furry animals in America, including the squirrel, the chipmunk, woodchuck, rabbit, muskrat, skunk, fox, weasel, and more. These delightful little sketches will appeal to those with a love of animals and nature, and they are not to be missed by fans and collectors of Burroughs’ work. John Burroughs (1837 – 1921) was an American naturalist, essayist, and active member of the U.S. conservation movement. Burroughs’ work was incredibly popular during his lifetime, and his legacy has lived on in the form of twelve U.S. Schools named after him, Burroughs Mountain, and the John Burroughs Association—which publicly recognizes well-written and illustrated natural history publications. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.