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The Resource The Buffalo, Ben, and me, Todd Parnell

The Buffalo, Ben, and me, Todd Parnell

Label
The Buffalo, Ben, and me
Title
The Buffalo, Ben, and me
Statement of responsibility
Todd Parnell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Buffalo River in northwest Arkansas is one of the longest free-flowing, undammed rivers west of the Mississippi{u2014}and one of the most beautiful waterways on earth. Almost lost to development, it proved to be the perfect testing ground for a young boy almost lost to mediocrity. Middle-schooler Ben is struggling with learning challenges that have left him resentful and underachieving. His father, middle-ager Todd, wants to help his son gain self-confidence but is searching for his own identity. For twelve adventure-filled days on the river{u2014}all 125 miles of her navigable course, from Ponca to the White River{u2014}father and son discover the formative, curative, and redemptive powers of nature. Leaving video games and cell phones behind isn{u2019}t easy for kids these days, but in the great outdoors parents and youngsters can connect in unimaginable ways. The Buffalo, Ben, and Me shares such a connection in an adventure story set on a wild river. It is a captivating tale featuring a host of colorful characters and enlivened by photos that reflect the essence of the wilderness. But deeper than that, it is the story of crossing a threshold from dream to possibility{u2014}of one man{u2019}s search for meaning in his life and his efforts to motivate his son, blending love of family with love of nature in a tale of transformation. It tells how a rebellious teen and a bored banker conspired to buck a system keyed to predictability, and how a wild river inspired both to a better use of their lives. 2This trip hit me as hard as it did Ben,3 writes Parnell, 2as a wake-up call to life, to what is important, to what is not.3 The trip down the Buffalo was one that even Ben admits changed his life in more ways than one, as he later went on to earn a master of science degree specializing in stream ecology. For any reader who loves the outdoors{u2014}and especially those seeking to connect with their children{u2014}The Buffalo, Ben, and Me is essential reading that reminds us of possibilities to be had in facing life head-on as it raises awareness of the need to protect the Ozarks{u2019} water resources and heritage."--Publishers website
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parnell, Todd
Dewey number
  • 976.7/053092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.P354
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parnell, Todd
  • Parnell, Ben
  • Fathers and sons
  • Arkansas
  • Buffalo River (Ark.)
Label
The Buffalo, Ben, and me, Todd Parnell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
April 1973 -- Beginnings : November 1993-April 1995 -- Complications : May 2, 1995-May 17, 1995 -- The trip : May 17\-May 30, 1995 -- Musings
Control code
85892421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 110 pages
Isbn
9780826217523
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)85892421
Label
The Buffalo, Ben, and me, Todd Parnell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
April 1973 -- Beginnings : November 1993-April 1995 -- Complications : May 2, 1995-May 17, 1995 -- The trip : May 17\-May 30, 1995 -- Musings
Control code
85892421
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 110 pages
Isbn
9780826217523
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007010394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)85892421

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