Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World


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Holiday House
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9.6 X 8.7 X 0.2 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author

Laurie Lawlor's books have appeared on many notable lists, including the ALA Notable Children's Books, the ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Her Muddy as a Duck Puddle and Other American Similes was an IRA Teacher's Choice. She lives and teaches in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Laura Beingessner is the illustrator of several books for children, including Our Corner Grocery Store by Joanne Schwartz, which received a starred review from School Library Journal, and If the Shoe Fits by Laura Whipple, winner of the William Allen White Children's Book Award. She lives in Toronto, Canada.


"Lawlor has presented a concise and lively picture. . . . This book is a worthy introduction to a woman whose work still influences environmental decisions today."--School Library Journal

"Carson emerges as a proud, conscientious woman who never allowed the constraints of her era to interfere with her convictions."--Publishers Weekly

"This accessible account folds a commendable amount of significant information into picture book format. . . . There's an epilogue concerning the watershed effect of Silent Spring, excellent source notes, and a list of books by and about Carson."--The Horn Book

A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
John Burroughs Riverby Award
Green Earth Book Award Honor Book
An NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book