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The Book of the Toad

The Book of the Toad

A Natural and Magical History of Toad-Human Relations

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.
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  • Park Street Press | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780892812615 | 
  • October 1991
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About the Author

Robert M. DeGraaff

Robert DeGraaff has been a professor of Victorian literature at St. Lawrence University for more than twenty years. He is also an accomplished limericist and the tiller of a 5,000-square-foot vegetable garden, in which he communes whenever possible with Bufo americanus, the American toad.

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