John Muir: Young Naturalist

John Muir: Young Naturalist

by Montrew Dunham, Al Fiorentino
     
 

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A founding father of the conservation movement in the United States, John Muir was born in Scotland and emigrated to Wisconsin when he was eleven. His boyhood passion for the wilderness of North America matured into a pathbreaking career, which included such triumphs as working with President Theodore Roosevelt to establish the National Parks Service, creating the

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A founding father of the conservation movement in the United States, John Muir was born in Scotland and emigrated to Wisconsin when he was eleven. His boyhood passion for the wilderness of North America matured into a pathbreaking career, which included such triumphs as working with President Theodore Roosevelt to establish the National Parks Service, creating the first ever national park, Yosemite, and founding the Sierra Club. For today's eco-conscious kids, John Muir has become a hero.

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Children's Literature - Melissa Caudill
John Muir's dedication to preserving our nation's environment spawned from his life long connection to the natural world. From Muir's early childhood in Scotland to his adventurous walks across the southern US, California and Alaska, this book describes his enthusiasm and need to be a part of the great outdoors. Muir's great love was the Yosemite Valley in California, which he eventually helped to make into a National Park. Toward the end of his life Muir helped establish the Sierra Club, whose mission is to save the environment. Dunham retells adventurous stories from Muir's life with some use of dialogue which helps young readers connect with John Muir's life and times. The book is part of "The Childhood of Famous Americans" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689819964
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Series:
Childhood of Famous Americans Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
829,971
Product dimensions:
0.45(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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