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Author-Naturalist Hope Ryden has spent years in the field, studying and photographing North American wildlife. Her behavioral findings have been published in National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Audubon magazine, and her books have been translated into German, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Russian. To date she has twenty-three books to her credit, all of which are illustrated with her own photography. Her most recent titles can be ordered through Barnes and or Some of her earlier books can be ordered directly from her or from Hope is available for school programs, and she also lectures for adult audiences. Her wildlife photographs are handled by the National Geographic's Image Collection or can be ordered directly from her.


Art and Literary Award 2002 from New York State Outdoor Education ASsociation

Outstanding Achievment Award from Augustana College

Hall of Honor Moline High School

Humane Excellence Award ASPCA

Joseph Wood Krutch Award from the Humane Society of the United States

Animal Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Animal Protection Institute of America

Humanitarian of the Year Award frm the American Horse Protection Society

Who's Who of American Women

Who's Who in the East

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Books for All Ages

Photographs of wild horses in their beautiful habitat and stories of individual horses the author has observed over twenty years time
contains many pictures of this rarely glimpsed predator
Books for All Ages
Books for Adults
Study of the mustangs
Classic study of coyote family life
Author documented the lives and impact of a family of beavers over a four year period.
Books for Children
A Novel from Harper Collins
Florida Classics Library
A novel from Clarion Books