Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder [NOOK Book]

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Winner of Learning magazine?s Teacher?s Choice Award

From a small town in Pennsylvania came a little girl who saw the magic in spring fog and heard the ocean?s song in her heart. This was the girl who one day would become the groundbreaking author of Silent Spring. In this engaging biography, now updated, young readers will experience the enchantment of nature as seen through the eyes of the budding naturalist, while learning about her childhood, her accomplishments, and her ...

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Overview

Winner of Learning magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award

From a small town in Pennsylvania came a little girl who saw the magic in spring fog and heard the ocean’s song in her heart. This was the girl who one day would become the groundbreaking author of Silent Spring. In this engaging biography, now updated, young readers will experience the enchantment of nature as seen through the eyes of the budding naturalist, while learning about her childhood, her accomplishments, and her passion for nature. Combining Thomas Locker’s majestic artwork with Joseph Bruchac’s poetic text, Rachel Carson offers an educational and inspiring account of her life. Includes excerpts from Carson’s work and a timeline of major events.

Joseph Bruchac, co-author of The Keepers of the Earth series, is a nationally acclaimed Native American storyteller and writer who has authored more than seventy books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. He lives in upstate New York.

Thomas Locker has illustrated more than thirty books, many of which he has written, including Skytree, Walking with Henry, John Muir, and Hudson: The Story of a River. His books have received many awards, including the Christopher Award, the Knickerbocker Lifetime Achievement Award, the John Burroughs Award, and The New York Times Award for best illustration.


A biography of Rachel Carson interspersed with her own memorable quotes.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-In the first title, luminescent paintings reminiscent of the Hudson River School illustrate this majestic river. Hoping that youngsters will grow up to become proactive in the unending battle to preserve what is beautiful and natural, Baron and Locker have combined a text that is too subtle with illustrations that are too static. Using language that is often too simplistic for the complicated ideas presented, the author guides readers through the natural history of the Hudson and its surrounding areas. From the era of Native American inhabitation through the effects of uncontrolled industry and pollution, Baron describes life along this important waterway. "We are all part of nature and nature is part of us" is the theme that runs throughout the earnest but spotty text. In Rachel Carson, Locker's lush and serene paintings illustrate a very cursory biography of a complex woman. A page of meaningful quotations by Carson is appended; many of them may not be understood by the intended audience. Although unfailingly lovely, these titles are marginal purchases.-Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555919832
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Images of Conservationists
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Edition description: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 10 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph Bruchac, coauthor of The Keepers of the Earth series, is a nationally acclaimed Native American storyteller and writer who has authored more than 70 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. He lives in upstate New York. Thomas Locker has illustrated more than 30 books, many of which he has written, including Skytree, Walking with Henry, John Muir, Hudson: The Story of a River, and Rembrandt and Titus. His books have received many awards, including the Christopher Award, the Knickerbocker Lifetime Achievement Award, the John Burroughs Award, and The New York Times Award for best illustration.
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