One of Sterba's six favorite books about nature, as told to The Week magazine:
Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong KalishRead about the other books on Sterba's list.
A delightful account of growing up in rural Iowa during the Depression — a time and place when money, indoor plumbing, and leisure were rare. Kids learned early how to dispatch chickens, skin rabbits, and do daily chores. In other words, they worked.