The name has haunted my sleep and made my awake hours uneasy for as long as I can remember Other children whisper that he is part man and part animal wild and blood thirsty But I know Weasel is real a man, an Indian fighter the government sent to drive off the Indians to remove them Weasel has his own ideas about removalNow that the Shawnees are dead or haveThe name has haunted my sleep and made my awake hours uneasy for as long as I can remember Other children whisper that he is part man and part animal wild and blood thirsty But I know Weasel is real a man, an Indian fighter the government sent to drive off the Indians to remove them Weasel has his own ideas about removalNow that the Shawnees are dead or have left, Weasel has turned on the settlers Like his namesake, the weasel, he hunts by night and sleeps by day, and he kills not because he is hungry, but for the sport of itI know what I have to do Weasel is out there He could come here and hurt us Maybe Pa can wait for the day when we ll have the law to take care of men like Weasel But I can t
Cynthia C. DeFelice
Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling titles for young readers, including the novels Wild Life, The Ghost of Cutler Creek, Signal, and The Missing Manatee, as well as the picture books, One Potato, Two Potato, and Casey in the Bath Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children s Books and Bank Street Best Children s Book of the Year, among numerous other honors.Cynthia was born in Philadelphia in 1951 As a child, she was always reading Summer vacations began with a trip to the bookstore, where she and her sister and brothers were allowed to pick out books for their summer reading To me, she says, those trips to the bookstore were even better than the rare occasions when we were given a quarter and turned loose at the penny candy store on the boardwalk Cynthia has worked as a bookseller, a barn painter, a storyteller, and a school librarian.When asked what she loves best about being an author, she can t pick just one answer I love the feeling of being caught up in the lives of the characters I am writing about I enjoy the challenge of trying to write as honestly as I can, and I find enormous satisfaction in hearing from readers that something I wrote touched them, delighted them, made them shiver with fear or shake with laughter, or think about something new Cynthia and her husband live in Geneva, New Yorkcmillan author cynthi
Weasel A weasel w i z l is a mammal of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae.The genus Mustela includes the least weasels, polecats, stoats, ferrets, and mink.Members of this genus are small, active predators, with long and slender bodies and short legs The family Mustelidae which also includes badgers, otters, and wolverines is often referred to as the weasel family. Weasel Definition of Weasel by Merriam Webster Weasel definition is any of various small slender active carnivorous mammals genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae, the weasel family that are able to prey on animals such as rabbits larger than themselves, are mostly brown with white or yellowish underparts, and in northern forms turn white in winter How to use weasel in a sentence. Weasel mammal Britannica Weasel, any of various small carnivores with very elongated slender bodies Most live in the Northern Hemisphere and belong to the genus Mustela, which in addition to weasels proper includes species of ferrets and polecats as well as the mink and the ermine Along with their tubelike bodies, Weasel Definition of Weasel at Dictionary Oct , Weasel definition, any small carnivore of the genus Mustela, of the family Mustelidae, having a long, slender body and feeding chiefly on small rodents See . Weasel definition of weasel by The Free Dictionary Animals any of various small predatory musteline mammals of the genus Mustela and related genera, esp M nivalis European weasel , having reddish brown fur, an elongated body and neck, and short legs Weasel Encyclopedia weasel, name for certain small, lithe, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae weasel family Members of this family are generally characterized by long bodies and necks, short legs, small rounded ears, and medium to long tails.