The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock

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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.

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Barb Rosenstock ( lives with her husband and their children in Vernon Hills, Illinois.Mordicai Gerstein ( is the author and/or illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 2004. He lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and their daughter, Risa.
Published January 19, 2012 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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A lovely two-page spread turns the opening to a long vertical to show the two men in the Mariposa Grove, relatively small even on horseback, surrounded by the hush and grandeur of the giant sequoias, while in another double-page scene, after a photo of the two at Glacier Point, Muir lies on his b...

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