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John Muir

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John Muir
Written by Kathryn Lasky
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763664701
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John Muir
America's First Environmentalist

author: Kathryn Lasky
illustrator: Stan Fellows

series name:
Candlewick Biographies

John Muir loved the land. Born in 1838, he was a writer, a scholar, an inventor, a shepherd, a farmer, and an explorer. But above all, he was a naturalist. John Muir was particularly devoted to the high cliffs, waterfalls, and ancient giant sequoia trees that, through his careful influence, were set aside as Yosemite, one of the first national parks in America. Here is the life story of the man who, moved by a commitment to wilderness everywhere, founded the Sierra Club in 1892, a conservation group that carries on his crucial work to this day.
Back matter includes an epilogue, a bibliography, and information about the Sierra Club.

"A useful introduction to Muir, the founding of the national parks, and the broader idea of environmentalism." ó School Library Journal
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Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
56 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Biography & Autobiography; Science & Nature; History; Recycling & Green Living;
author’s comments:
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 manís imagination and prescience, as well as his capacity to live creatively in great solitude."
illustrator’s comments:
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 childrenís books including The Dog Who Walked With God by Michael J. Rosen. He lives in Iowa, USA.
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