Everglades by Jean Craighead George

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A lyrical creation tale of the Florida Everglades with stunning landscapes by Wendell Minor.

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About Jean Craighead George

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Jean Craighead George is the author of over eighty books for children and young adults. Her novel "Julie of the Wolves" won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and her novel "My Side of the Mountain" was a Newbery Honor Book in 1960. She has continued to write acclaimed picture books and novels that celebrate the natural world. She lives in Chappaqua, New York, and has had over 173 pets in the time she has lived there, among them geese and ducks. Wendell Minor is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of picture books, including his own "Yankee Doodle America", Robert Burleigh's "Into the Woods", and "Reaching for the Moon", written by Buzz Aldrin. Mr. Minor's work can be found in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Library of Congress. He lives with his wife, Florence, in Washington, Connecticut. Visit Wendell Minor at www.minorart.com.
 
Published April 1, 1997 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The unique ecology of Florida's Everglades may soon be only a memory if man in his greed, carelessness and shortsightedness continues his destruction of this tropical wilderness.

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"I am going to tell you a story....It's a story about a river," says a storyteller to several children in a boat in this tale.

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""This haunting plea for the preservation of endangered ecosystems [is] a particularly persuasive environmental work,"" said PW.

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When the storyteller details the wanton destruction of this habitat, the dispirited children request ``a happy story.'' He then tells of how ``five children and a storyteller poled into the Everglades'' and ``eventually the children grew up and ran the Earth.'' With her narrative skill and expert...

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One of Ray's most beautifully bizarre projects (though he never fitted easily into the restrictions of genre), merging Western conventions with ecological and philosophical concerns as, in Florida at the end of the 1890s, teacher-turned-game warden Plummer takes on a gang of unruly, primitive poa...

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