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The Camping Trip That Changed America

Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks

Rosenstock, Barbara

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Camping Trip That Changed America
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Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation's history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012
ISBN: 0803737106
9780803737105
Branch Call Number: 979.4 Ro
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Gerstein, Mordicai

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While camping in the uncharted woods of Yosemite in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir saw and discussed sites that would ultimately lead to establishing our National Parks.


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Jun 10, 2012
  • beforetoday rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Adore the art, love the story. Lots of information in an accessible package. This is the kind of nonfiction book I aspire to write.

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