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The Book of the Toad: A Natural and Magical History of Toad-Human Relations

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This comprehensive and entertaining compendium of toad lore surveys the history of toads as biological entity, literary and artistic subject, mythological subject, and threatened species. Here is a uniquely insightful and engaging look at how humans through the ages have responded to and been influenced by their amphibian neighbors.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Park Street Press
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Trunatrschild
Jul 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Not as thorough as "Toads and Toadstools" By Adrian Morgan, I'd definitely say read that one first. This focuses more on human poetry and toads and more of natural history of the toad. "Toads and Toadstools" discusses the relationship of humans and toads in many cultures and eras, this is just vague, mostly England and the US I suppose. I enjoyed the book, but it left me 'wanting' and Toads and Toadstools was more of a book to be re-read, this one.... well, if I need a poem of a toad, this is th ...more
Nightshade Purplebroom
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There were times that I cried reading this book, and times that I laughed. I adore toads and frogs and all sorts of weird and creepy critters that others might not quite like, and I thought this book did toads good justice. This book focuses on literature, poetry and art of toads and is a lovely romp through the garden!

Any comments of this book being a poor imitation of "Toads and Toadstools" by Adrian Morgan, can be dismissed as this was published before Morgan's book, and was in fact referenc
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