The Storyteller, My Years with Ernest Thompson Seton, by Leila Moss Knox with Linda L. Knox,, is a delightful, engaging book that documents the three year period that the author, Leila Moss Knox lived with her aunt Julia Moss Seton and her husband Ernest Thompson Seton, who she called “Granddaddy”. It is a remarkable story of their adventures intertwined with photos and excerpts of Seton’s writings. While it is packaged as a children’s book, it is equally appropriate for adults as well. As an added treat, it contains an introduction by Pete Seeger, who died before the book was published. Seeger often told stories of reading Seton books as a child.
When I started reading The Storyteller, I couldn’t put it down. There have been several very good biographies of Seton, but none have captured the unique character of the man any better. When you add the reminiscences of the sites and sounds of 1930s New Mexico, the result is a fascinating story – vivid and easy to read. I highly recommend this book to anyone – young or old -who is interested in experiencing a previously uncaptured side of Ernest Thompson Seton.
Highly recommended. Click here to order it from Amazon.