The Camping Trip That Changed America

The Camping Trip That Changed America

Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks

Book - 2012
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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, [2012], ©2012
ISBN: 9780803737105
Branch Call Number: 979.4 Ro
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Gerstein, Mordicai


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John Muir desperately wanted to protect the country's wilderness in the face of development, so he invited President T. Roosevelt on a camping trip that would change our nation's landscape forever.

Written for young readers, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir's trip to Yosemite that helped inspire the formation of the National Forest Service.

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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Jan 28, 2016

Barb Rosenstock and Mordicai Gerstein are a great team! I've enjoyed all their historical stories for children.

Jun 10, 2012

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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