JOHN MUIR by Ginger Wadsworth

JOHN MUIR

Wilderness Protector
Age Range: 11 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The exuberant boyhood and lifetime of a man who followed his curiosity into the wilderness and emerged with a mission to make others love and protect it for future generations. Careful and fairly complete, Wadsworth's chronicle includes Muir's strict upbringing by an ultrareligious Scottish father and other influences--such as poverty--that never dampened his zeal; if the man had his detractors, they are not found in these admiring pages. Still, readers will come away with a context for appreciating the current ``green'' movement, as well as with awe for the foresight that led to the institution of our national parks and for the individual who inspired their genesis. Well- stocked with b&w photos and Muir's own sketches; map; sources; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11+)

Pub Date: June 15th, 1992
ISBN: 0-8225-4912-5
Page count: 144pp
Publisher: Lerner
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1992




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