The Book of the Toad

A Natural and Magical History of Toad-Human Relations

The Book of the Toad

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

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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