“Monarch The Big Bear of Tallac” is a 1919 short story by Ernest Thompson Seton. A wonderful example of classic animal fiction, it follows the trials and adventures of a large North American grizzly bear. Suspenseful, engaging and empathic, this charming tale is highly recommended for lovers of classic literature and animal fiction in particular. Contents include: “The Two Springs”, “The Springs and the Miner's Dam”, “The Trout Pool”, “The Stream that Sank in the Sand”, “The River Held in the Foothills”, “The Broken Dam”, “The Freshet”, etc. Ernest Thompson Seton (1860 – 1946) was an English author and wildlife artist who founded the Woodcraft Indians in 1902. He was also among the founding members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), 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”. Seton was also an early pioneer of animal fiction writing, and he is fondly remembered for his charming book “Wild Animals I Have Known” (1898). 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.