Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson

Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson


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From the time she was a very young girl, Rachel Carson felt a bond with nature. Growing up in Pennsylvania, she spent hours exploring meadows and woods, dreaming of seeing the ocean. As Rachel grew older, she combined her gift for writing with her love of nature, producing award-winning books about the sea. But her best-known achievement was the publication of Silent Spring, an account of the dangerous effects of pesticides on plants and animals. With Silent Spring, Rachel helped create a movement to ban these harmful chemicals. Her findings helped to assure that future generations would be able to dream about the ocean and listen to crickets.

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ISBN-13: 9780876146156
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1993
Series: Creative Minds Biographies Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

About the Author

Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children's literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University's graduate program in children's literature.

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