A collection of short stories to be read together around a fire.


Campfire Stories is an anthology of tales, songs, ballads, legends, short stories and myths collected from the communities in and around 6 of America’s favorite National Parks. The stories capture the essence of these lands and give a voice to the communities that share them.


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Focused on six of our most iconic National Parks, the myths, legends, historical accounts, and essays compiled in [Campfire Stories] are perfect for reading aloud, preferably around a campfire. This well-rounded book presents the spirit of these lands.
— Terry Tempest Williams, author of The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks
This remarkable book is a rousing celebration of our shared heritage as people of the land.
— James Edward Mills, author of The Adventure Gap and founder of the Joy Trip Project
For those who enjoy stories and the great outdoors, this collection is going to be a real gift. The writing throughout is engaging and the selection of works is diverse and rich.
— Rosi Hollinbeck, Tulsa Book Review
This is a lovely, well put-together gem of a book. It is not just another collection of ghost stories or tales of killer bears, meant to terrorize youngsters around a campfire, but a mature, reflective look at six of our national parks.
— Patrick Cone, National Parks Traveler
An engaging, entertaining, unique and simply fascinating read from cover to cover, “Campfire Stories: Tales from America’s National Parks” is exceptionally well written, organized and presented, making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to community, college, and university library collections, as well as the personal reading lists of anyone who has ever experienced America’s national parks for themselves — or would like to!
— Margaret Lane, Midwest Book Review