Gene Stratton Porter (1863-1924)


  • The Song of the Cardinal (1903)
  • Freckles (1904)
  • At the Foot of the Rainbow (1907)
  • What I Have Done with Birds (1907, revised as Friends in Feathers in 1917)
  • A Girl of the Limberlost (1909)
  • Birds of the Bible (1909)
  • Music of the Wild (1910)
  • The Harvester (1911)
  • Moths of the Limberlost (1912)
  • Laddie (1913)
  • Michael O’Halloran (1915)
  • A Daughter of the Land (1918)
  • Her Father’s Daughter (1921)
  • The White Flag (1923)
  • The Keeper of the Bees (1925)
  • The Magic Garden (1927)


“The Legend of the Limberlost”. March 2020.

Gene Stratton-Porter. Indiana Historical Society.

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites:

A Celebration of Women Writers: Gene Stratton-Porter. Gene Stratton-Porter: A Little Story of The Life and Work and Ideals of “The Bird Woman” Contributor: Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924). Editor: S. F. E. (Eugene Francis Saxton, 1884-1943). New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926.

“After Limberlost: Gene Stratton-Porter’s Life in California” on YouTube (a 2013 short documentary)

“Gene Stratton-Porter – a woman ahead of her time”- Indiana Historical Society, 2016.

Gene Stratton-Porter -Voice of the Limberlost. on YouTube (a 1996 documentary; produced by WIPB-TV), Ball State University, Libraries

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)


  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1901)
  • The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin (1903)
  • The Tailor of Gloucester (1903)
  • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny (1904)
  • The Tale of Two Bad Mice (1904)
  • The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle (1905)
  • The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan (1905)
  • The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (1906)
  • The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906)
  • The Story of Miss Moppet (1906)
  • The Tale of Tom Kitten (1907)
  • The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck (1908)
  • The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, The Roly-Poly Pudding (1908)
  • The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (1909)
  • The Tale of Ginger and Pickles (1909)
  • The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse (1910)
  • The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes (1911)
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912)
  • The Tale of Pigling Bland (1913)
  • The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (1918)
  • The Tale of Little Pig Robinson (1930)


Works by Beatrix Potter at Project Gutenberg

Beatrix Potter Collection (digitized images from the Free Library of Philadelphia)

Beatrix Potter online feature at the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences

The Beatrix Potter Society, UK

Collection of Potter materials at Victoria and Albert Museum

World of Peter Rabbit: A website maintained by Potter’s first publisher Frederick Warne & Co.

Edith Nesbit (1858-1924)


  • Five Children and It (1902)
  • The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904)
  • The Story of the Amulet (1906)


Biography Edith Nesbit

The Edith Nesbit Society

The New York Review. “The Writing of E. Nesbit” Gore Vidal. 1964.

“The Pioneering British Socialist Who Revolutionized Children’s Literature” The New York Times, 2019.

The University of Tulsa Archival Catalog: Edith Nesbit archive

Helen Macdonald (1970-)


  • H Is for Hawk (2014)
  • Falcon (2006)


Helen Macdonald’s blog

Helen Macdonald on Britain’s fiercest birds of prey

Interview with Helen Macdonald: ‘It is hard to write about the natural world without writing about grief’, The Guardian, August 21, 2020

Ursula K Le Guin (1929- 2018)


Ursula K Le Guin short bibliography:

Some books about cats:

Catwings series (1988-1999):
• Catwings (1988)
• Catwings return (1989)
•  Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings (1994)
• Jane on her own (1999)
A Visit from Dr. Katz (1988)
Cat Dreams (2009)
My life so far by Pard (2016)


Ursula K Le Guin Official Website

Ursula K Le Guin’s Blog

Ursula K Le Guin archive

Las doce moradas del viento. Spanish Webpage devoted to Ursula K Le Guin

Documentary film Worlds of Ursula K Le Guin

Annie Dillard (1945- )


  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974)
  • Holy the Firm (1977)
  • Living by Fiction (1982)
  • Encounters with Chinese Writers (1984)
  • An American Childhood (1987)
  • The Writing Life (1989)
  • For the Time Being (1999)
  • Teaching a Stone to Talk (1982)
  • The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New (2016)
  • The Living (1992)
  • The Maytrees (2007)


Annie Dillard. Official Website:

“Wonder Woman: The Ephiphanies of Annie Dillard”, by Simon Schreyer

Annie Dillard papers. Archives at Yale.

Annie Dillard. Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame.

National Endowment for the Humanities. National Humanities

Rachel Carson (1907-1964)


  • Under the Sea-Wind. New York: Oxford University Press, 1941.
  • The Sea Around Us. New York: Oxford University Press, 1951.
  • The Edge of the Sea. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955.
  • Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.
  • The Sense of Wonder. New York:  HarperCollins, 1998.
  • Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel CarsonBoston: Beacon Press, 1999.


The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson (Web site by Carson’s biographer Linda J. Lear)

Rachel Carson: A Conservation Legacy

Rachel Carson: A Resource Guide. Library of Congress.

Iowa State University. Archives of Women’s Political Communication.

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, a Book that Changed the World. Virtual Exhibitions.

Diane Ackerman (1948-)


  • Bats: Shadows in the Night (1985)
  • Monk Seal Hideaway (1995)
  • Animal Sense, illustrated by Peter Sis (2003)
  • A Natural History of the Senses (1990)
  • The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among BatsPenguins, Crocodilians, and Whales (1991)
  • A Natural History of Love (1994)
  • Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day (2009)
  • The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us (2014)


Official Website:

Diana Ackerman: Natural talent

Catching up with Diane Ackerman, author of “The Zookeeper’s Wife”