Little Things in a Big Country by Hannah Hinchman
An Artist and Her Dog on the Rocky Mountain Front

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A unique alchemy of art and natural history—a four-color hand-lettered and illustrated tale of a year's rambles in the northern Rockies.

Whether chasing gophers (Sisu) or flirting with cowboys at the Buckhorn Bar (Hannah), artist Hannah Hinchman and her dog Sisu are excellent guides to some of the wildest country left in America.

Treading carefully near a sandhill crane's nest, testing the ice on the river, and marveling at the seasonal influx of ducks, this pair of curious naturalists takes us into the intimate corners of western Montana, inquiring into all natural phenomena—which Hannah then captures on the page in detailed sketches, notes, and watercolors.

If Annie Dillard were an artist, she might have composed a book like this. But few writers, or artists, can bring words and images together like Hannah Hinchman. Insightful, funny, and personal, she not only enables us to enter her own particular patch of the natural world, she also teaches us to see our own, bringing to her work an exceptional unity of hand, eye, and heart.


About Hannah Hinchman

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Hannah Hinchman is a freelance artist, writer, and calligrapher. Her work has been published in numerous magazies, and her most recent book os A Trail Through Leaves: The Journal as a Path Through Place. She lives in Montana.
Published August 9, 2004 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 76 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Travel, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Whether observing the nesting habits of the long-billed curlew or forging close relationships with the two-legged inhabitants, Hinchman paints the wonderful interplay of wildlife and humans.

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