“Bannertail: The Story of a Graysquirrel” is a 1922 children's novel written and illustrated by Ernest Thompson Seton. This charming volume tells the story of Bannertail, A baby squirrel who is adopted by a farm cat following the death of his mother. However, one day the barn that he has called his home for most of his life burns down forcing him to escape into the woods where he must learn to survive on his own. This charming tale of love, loss, and growing up and adventure would make for perfect bedtime reading for animal-loving children, and it is not to be missed by collectors of Seton’s seminal fiction. Ernest Thompson Seton (1860 – 1946) was an English-born Canadian author and wildlife artist who founded the Woodcraft Indians in 1902. He was also among the founding members of the Boy Scouts of America, established in 1910. He wrote profusely on this subject, the most notable of his scouting literature including “The Birch Bark Roll” and the “Boy Scout Handbook”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.