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  • 'Wake-Robin' was published; he mentioned it and said: 'Capital title, capital!'

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • "Wake-Robin," "Pepacton," and his other books all show a master's certain hand.

    English: Composition and Literature

  • A more specific title for the volume would have suited me better, but not being able to satisfy myself in this direction, I cast about for a word thoroughly in the atmosphere and spirit of the book, which I hope I have found in "Wake-Robin" -- the common name of the white Trillium, which blooms in all our woods, and which marks the arrival of all the birds.

    A Mother's List of Books for Children

  • His chief books, in addition to _Wake-Robin_, are _Birds and Poets_ (1877),

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • It was published in 1867, preceding “Wake-Robin” by four years.

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • Long before I had the memorable experience of standing with him on the banks of the Willowemoc and listening at twilight to the slow, divine chant of the hermit thrush, I had heard it in my dreams, because of that inimitable description of its song in “Wake-Robin.”

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • It was in 1864, while in the Currency Bureau in Washington, that he wrote the essays which make up his first nature book, “Wake-Robin.”

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • Readers of “Wake-Robin” will recognize a part of it in the matchless description of the bluebird which is found in the initial essay of that book.

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • To me all his books, from “Wake-Robin” to “Time and Change,” radiate the most joyous optimism ....

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • On Thimble Island, as in New York, he had not found them necessary to his own existence, and it was quite clear that her at "Wake-Robin" they returned his indifference.



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