Fiction. Young Adult. Children's Literature. Illustrated by Jennifer Rain Crosby. A young boy wanders far from his family's cabin, deep into the wilderness, and becomes lost before meeting an enormous mantis. As they find their way back to the cabin, the mantis tells the boy stories.
Dale Pendell (1947-2018) was a visionary American author, lecturer, artist, and myth critic whose numerous publications covered subjects including shamanism and anarchy, the history of medicinal plants, and the philosophical origins of cultural myths. His books include Pharmako/ Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path, The Great Bay: Chronicles of the Collapse, WALKING WITH NOBBY: CONVERSATIONS WITH NORMAN O. BROWN (Mercury House, 2007), SALTING THE BOUNDARIES (New Native Press, 2014), and JEREMY AND THE MANTIS (Mercury House, 2018). His poems have appeared in Rattling Wall, the West Marin Review, House Organ, Northwind Poets Anthology, the Journal of Interdimensional Poetry, Erowid Extracts, Open to All (What the Library Means to Me), Der Sanitäter, and It Calls from the Creek, an Art-OnSite installation. Author City: GRASS VALLEY, CA USA