Animal Adventures in North Carolina

Non-Fiction - Animals
320 Pages
Reviewed on 10/15/2011
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Author Biography

Jennifer Bean Bower is a native Tar Heel and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Bower is the author of Animal Adventures in North Carolina; Winston & Salem: Tales of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem and Moravians in North Carolina. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with her husband Larry and their pet rabbit Isabelle.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rita Vetsch for Readers' Favorite

Animal Adventures in North Carolina written by Jennifer Bean Bower is a very detailed and inspiring wildlife/nature guide. Jennifer informs people native to North Carolina, as well as visitors, where to find over 70 wildlife and scenic attractions. Included are numerous places to visit in the Mountains, in the Piedmont and on the Coast, where one can find beautiful and amazing wildlife, opportunities to volunteer and tons of fun places to visit with children. From reptiles, to birds, waterfowl, horses, jungle cats, llamas, crocodiles, lizards and many more, this book has everything for the wildlife and nature enthusiast!

The cover of Animal Adventures in North Carolina truly captivates the reader’s eye. I certainly wanted to pick it up and learn all about these fascinating places immediately. Jennifer Bean Bower has spent a great amount of time exploring and researching all of these gorgeous wildlife sanctuaries and attractions to give the readers a special gift. Complete with maps, photos, websites, email addresses, hours of operation, phone numbers, addresses and tips for visiting, this book has it all! After reading it, I certainly want to visit North Carolina just to explore some of these wonderful places with my family. I was also wishing that she had written one for every state, especially Minnesota! Jennifer has compiled every single wildlife sanctuary and nature attraction into one inspiring guide book which must have taken her hundreds of hours. Her passion for wildlife and nature shines through in this lovely book. Just a few of the sites included are zoos, parks, shelters, dairies, rescues, wildlife centers, farms, ranches, museums, aquariums, fisheries, safaris and resorts. This book is a must have for anyone traveling to North Carolina or native to the area already.