Little People by Ron Quinn

An interesting book chock full of true encounters between the people of the Catskills region and nature folks.

Font type is good
comprehension is average
has many sketch illustrations

I really liked this book. It’s written in down-home manner with thoughts to ponder at the end of each tale.

The 33 stories brim with the essence and aspects of nature folks and elementals running their mysterious agendas and what happened when they crossed paths with regular size folks.


Here’s some brief blurbs for the 3 full stories that Mr. Quinn has posted online.

Mr. Quinn’s own encounter happened when he was a boy. He was greeted by an odd looking little man tapping on a window to get his attention and his interaction of observation shared with him.
The little man was about a foot tall, 50ish looking, extremely large eyes, short gray beard on the lower half of his face, silky hair down to his shoulders, dressed in gray shirt, short trousers, crumpled dark hat,boots & wide belt.

Big Bob and the Little Man is a intriguing account of a man who caught a little man of about two feet tall in one of his animals traps. He even held the little man in his hands. Big Bob said that he had no weight at all nor no visible signs of injuries. When Big Bob sat the little man down on the ground, after rescuing him from the trap, the little man ran off leaving his hat behind. The hat was reportedly on display at a General Store during the 1930’s.
The little man was about two feet tall with a short beard, large eye & no eyebrows, dressed in leathery clothes, boots & hat.

Little Girl Lost is about a little girl who was lost in the woods. She was able to find her way back to her Aunt’s house by following what she called ‘two small dolls’. She described them as:
dressed in shiny green clothing, and had small hats and wavy silver hair down to their shoulders.

Fortunately, you can read these 3 of Mr. Quinn’s stories in their entirety, along with the intro of the book online: Mr. Quinn posted them online as a sampling of the book.
Little People Excerpt.pdf

They’re a tantalizing sampling of the many stories in his book.