Explore Cricket’s World


  • The Walter Anderson Museum of Art: walterandersonmuseum.org
  • The Art of Walter Anderson, edited by Patricia Pinson (University Press of Mississippi, 2003)
  • Birds, by Walter Anderson and Mary Anderson Pickard (University Press of Mississippi, 1990)
  • Fortune’s Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson, by Christopher Maurer, which includes “An Alternative Perspective” by Walter Anderson’s son John G. Anderson (University Press of Mississippi, 2003)
  • The Secret World of Walter Anderson, by Hester Bass, illustrated by E. B. Lewis (Candlewick, 2009)
  • The Mississippi Museum of Art: msmuseumart.org
  • For information about mental illness and resources, visit apa.org and nami.org. To take the StigmaFree Pledge, visit nami.org/stigmafree.
  • For information about birds, visit audubon.org and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at birds.cornell.edu.
  • For additional information about Leonardo da Vinci and his life, visit www.leonardoda-vinci.org.
  • For additional information about Emily Dickinson, her poems, and her life, visit the Emily Dickinson Museum.
  • For information about Walt Whitman, visit nj.us/dep/parksandforests/historic/whitman/teaching.html.


Additional resources I used in writing the book :

  • To build my skills in wilderness self-reliance, I studied with the generous and knowledgeable Alex Garcia of Earthskills, LLC.



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