Children’s Book Author and School Visits
Illustrated by Robin Brickman.
Published by Millbrook Press, 1996.
Bobcats truly are North America’s cats. From southern Canada to northern Mexico, bobcats inhabit forest, deserts and swamps. Although they have been hunted and trapped for more than two hundred years, there may be as many as 1.5 million bobcats in North America.
But these cats live in their own secret world. Elusive and mysterious, these beautiful animals are rarely seen in the wild.
In this fascinating book, chock full of bobcat facts and stunning full-color photographs, Steve Swinburne puts us on the trail of the bobcat, examining its behavior, hunting techniques, and habitat, as well as the cat’s special abilities to survive. Join Steve as he leads us into North American woods to stalk the mysterious bobcat.
I’ve seen a bobcat in the wild only once. My only sighting was brief but memorable. I was driving through Vermont one evening when I passed a bobcat sitting beside the edge of the road. For a long moment, I watched this wild and beautiful creature in the glare of my lights. It looked as at home in the night woods as stars do in the sky. I braked and backed up slowly to get a better look, but the cat was gone. That fleeting look planted the seed of curiosity and since then I’ve wanted to learn more about the bobcat. It was this curiosity that triggered the idea for the book.