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ANTHONY BARTON lectured at Dalhousie University from 1974 to 1998. He was Professor of Education from 1995 to 1998. He is the author of On the Methods of Famous Teachers and On the Structure of Didactic Tales. During his career he taught ten thousand students from various parts of the world, lectured on the radio, and published papers in professional journals. He retired in the summer of 1998 and now lives in Newfoundland with his wife in a house perched on a cliff top. Children and grandchildren come to visit. He spends his time painting pictures, writing, and exchanging e-mails with past students and with readers of his books.
on March 16, 2012 :
I've just read Bat Rider and the Lord of the Locusts. It's hard to limit the adjectives: this is funny, charming, delightful, quirky, all at once. The author is also obviously very knowledgeable about biology and the book cleverly interweaves interesting fascinating facts about animals with the exciting adventure story. Highly recommended! I shall pass it on to as many children as possible.
(reviewed the day of purchase)