Sunday, October 19, 2014

John Muir, America's First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky

I won this book for my grandchildren at another blog giveaway.  The book is for young people but I read it as well and it engaged me.  I had not known of John Muir prior to reading this book and found it very interesting and I learned some interesting things.

The most interesting part to me was when John went to explore the glazier that was cracking and had many gaps that he had to jump or climb over.  These crevasses seemed to get larger and he was separated from his dog Stickeen.  It even kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened.

Coming from Scotland where he was born in 1838, and going to Wisconsin, he eventually left home from a hard to live with father.  He was the founder of the Sierra Club in 1892, a conservation group that still continues his work.

A great book for young people to learn some new and interesting facts about the world we live in.

I really recommend this.

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