The Grasshopper Trap

The Grasshopper Trap

eBook - 1986
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Patrick F. McManus, the "funniest guy in the Outdoor Life and Field & Stream gang...offers another bag of whimsy in the Great Outdoors"* with The Grasshopper Trap .

In this collection of thirty zany stories, spoofing camping, fishing, and other outdoor recreational activities, McManus shares his hilarious wilderness misadventures. From facing an angry bear with an unloaded gun and the folly of running a boat while it's still on the trailer to not questioning the ingredients found in camp cookout cuisine and the best methods of catching grasshoppers, no one knows how to express Mother Nature's sense of humor like Patrick F. McManus.

"It's enough to tickle the most rabid member of the National Rifle Association."--* Kirkus Reviews

Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1986.
ISBN: 9781466809420
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Oct 07, 2017

This was written in 1985, when I feel McManus was at the height of his "comedic powers". I think it is the best collection of his short stories. "Gun Running" still gets me laughing out loud, but so does "Trailer Lights" and "The Grasshopper Trap. For anyone who enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, hunting or shooting, (and has a sense of humor), you can't go wrong!


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