MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS by Jennifer Bryant

MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS

Voice of the Everglades
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Age Range: 10 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Reporter, author, and ecology activist, this feisty 94-year- old has fought for more than 60 years to protect the Everglades, but her spice and strength are barely apparent in this subdued biography in the ``Earth Keeper'' series. Emphasizing personal chronology at the expense of activities and accomplishments, Bryant offers memories of special foods and preschool reading, devotes a page to a reunion with Douglas's father when she was 25, and details the deaths of her aunt and parents. A plus: the swamp is described in quotes from Douglas's own writings. The soft-pencil drawings are charming, but don't capture the Everglades' grandeur. Disappointing. Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8050-2113-2
Page count: 72pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1992




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