John Muir

By Kathryn Lasky
Illustrated by Stan Fellows

"A useful introduction to Muir, the founding of the national parks, and the broader idea of environmentalism." — School Library Journal

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 new addition to the line of Candlewick Biographies.
  • Great for schools and libraries.
  • Informative text by Kathy Lasky and beautiful paintings by Stan Fellows make this a wonderful title for the Biographies series.

About the author

Kathryn Lasky is the author of many acclaimed books of fiction and nonfiction, including One Beetle Too Many: The Extraordinary Adventures of Charles Darwin and Sugaring Time, a Newbery Honor book. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About the illustrator

Stan Fellows, a watercolour 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 children s books including The Dog Who Walked With God by Michael J. Rosen. He lives in Iowa, USA.

ISBN: 9780763662141
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2014
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 56pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $9.99
New Zealand RRP: $12.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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