Tiger of the Air
Katharine’s story, Tiger of the Air is printed in Milkweed Editions’ anthology, The South Atlantic Coast and Piedmont: A Literary Field Guide (edited by Sara St. Antoine). The story is told in journal form by Warren, a boy shipped off to his eccentric Great Aunt’s house for a visit only to discover an owlet swept out of its nest in a storm. Find out how a family of great horned owls bring Warren and his great aunt together. Here’s an excerpt: “This afternoon I found an amazing creature under the tallest pine in the yard. It’s a huge baby bird, downy white with piercing yellow eyes with huge black pupils, small wings, and big black feet. The black skin around his eyes gives him the look of a monkey or maybe a baboon. Great Aunt actually stopped knitting when she saw him and threw up her hands.”
You can find many more stories, poems, and journal entries in the Stories from Where We Live series. Both anthologies with Katharine’s stories in them can be found at www.milkweed.org or amazon.com. Available in hardbound or paperback. Teaching and activity guides can be found at www.worldashome.org.