July 18, 2007

Lisa: practical knowledge

I was in Provo last week for another children's literature symposium, and here's what I wrote in my notes:

Venison is the least nutritious meat you can eat. It is 11% protein at best, and always wormy. Beaver is the most nutritious meat you can catch in the wild--it's very high in protein, and tastes a lot like beef.

I would trust Gary Paulsen on that.

Posted by lisa at July 18, 2007 09:55 AM

It's always wormy? What does that mean?? Oh geez, I think I might puke.

Posted by: Jeremy on July 18, 2007 10:19 AM

Plus they have shiny pelts, prized by mountain men the world over.

Posted by: sarah on July 18, 2007 10:44 AM

Other mountain man words I learned in the fifth grade:
Oh, and the term "bucks" originated when they used pelts (see what I did there with the mountain man terms?) as currency in the early days of the US. Or something.
This history lesson brought to you by Sarah's foggy memory.

Posted by: sarah on July 18, 2007 10:46 AM
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