John Muir: America's First Environmentalist

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Product Details

Price
$4.99
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
45
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.2 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780763662141

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About the Author

Kathryn Lasky is the acclaimed author of more than forty books for children, including Vision of Beauty The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker; A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet; Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles; and Sugaring Time, which was a Newbery Honor Book. Of John Muir: America's First Environmentalist, she says, "This book is a celebration of one man's imagination and prescience, as well as his capacity to live creatively in great solitude."

Stan Fellows, a watercolor artist, regularly illustrates for The Wall Street Journal and recently calculated that he had done over 30,000 paintings since his first job. He has illustrated several children's books including The Dog Who Walked With God by Michael J. Rosen. He lives in Iowa, USA.

Reviews

Engaging . . . Muir's passion and sense of adventure are beautifully rendered.
--Washington Parent

Lasky not only outlines the course of [Muir's] life, but eloquently conveys his motivation - a profound delight in what he called 'wildness' in the natural world.
--Kirkus Reviews

A good starting place for science and biography projects, this book will also appeal to young activists with its message about people needing 'beauty as well as bread.'
--Booklist