Book Reviews and Publications

 “Becoming Wild is the kind of book you don’t want to end.” When I finished it, I started reading it again.” – Erik Shou Hammerum

 

Article in Canadian Geographic

 http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/blog/posting.asp?ID=1281

 

Shaw T.V. episode:

 

The North Shore News Review by Terry Peters:

http://www.nsnews.com/entertainment/books/becoming-wild-connects-with-a-primitive-world-1.951285

 

“Becoming Wild is a must read for anyone concerned about the future of people and the natural world. Nikki van Schyndel’s incredible story tugs strongly at the heart of one of modern life’s greatest challenges: the massive disconnection of people from nature. Nikki’s deep calling to ancient knowledge, skills and authentic experience leads to powerful connections and reawakens ancient instincts, sensibilities and perceptions that are now mostly gone from modern people.  Nikki’s heartfelt and transparent self-discovery, reconciliation and renegotiation with self, others and the offerings of our world is a model all can benefit from.”

— Jon Young, author of What the Robin Knows (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and Founder of Wilderness Awareness School

 

Article in Travel for Wildlife by Christina Garcia

http://travel4wildlife.com/becoming-wild-book/

 

Article in Cascadia Weekly

http://www.cascadiaweekly.com/currents/nikki_van_schyndels_wild_ways

 

Becoming Wild made the bestseller top 10 list for 2014

http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Best+year+2014/10651569/story.html#__federated=1

 

“By forsaking almost all technology known to modern man, Nikki and Micah have taken wilderness dwelling far beyond the boundaries that most seekers of the wild will ever do. Who could imagine anyone these days building a bear trap with logs tied with homemade twine? As with Thoreau, their wilderness sojourn was not permanent, but they suffered endless deprivation, starvation, and extreme discomfort; however the experience was a real eye-opener as to what anyone can do if you put your mind to it. These lessons have enriched their lives in a way that few would understand: this well-written book goes a long way towards enriching ours.”

— Chris Czajkowski author of Cabin at Singing River (Raincoast Books) and Lonesome: Memoirs of a Wilderness Dog (Touchwood Editions)

 

Edmonton Journal

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/books/library+Year/10697270/story.html#__federated=1

 

The Nanaimo News Bulletin article by Nicholas Pescod:

http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/entertainment/255850611.html?mobile=true

 

“I unfortunately missed your recent visit to the island but wanted to tell you that I couldn’t put the book down as i stayed up until I had finished it.  What an experience! You are a marvelous writer and have the rare ability to make your reader really get in to the many adventures that you and Micah underwent.”

– Clark Blake

 

Review by Patrick Wiley of Wolf College

http://www.wolfcollege.com/category/blog/outdoor-wilderness-skills-educational-videos-essays-and-articles/books-gear-reviews/

 

Story Circle Book Review

http://www.storycirclebookreviews.org/reviews/becomingwild.shtml

 

Review by Dude McLean of Dirttime

http://dirttime.com/becoming-wild-and-go-wild

 

Review by Author Chris Czajkowski

August 27, 2014

http://wildernessdweller.ca/