John Muir: America's Naturalist
In a series of richly painted landscapes, Thomas Locker brings the world and words of John Muir to readers of all ages. Equally at home in the wilderness of California and Alaska, Muir was a fervid naturalist who wrote inspiring lyrical descriptions of nature for the benefit of future generations. He also founded the Sierra Club to encourage citizens to protect what he co
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The book can stand alone as a book of art, yet the graphics of the print, white print on colored pages facing Locker's artwork is alluring. Each page of print compliments the artwork it faces.
I suggest the pairing of Thomas Locker's JOHN MUIR and John Muir's STICKEEN: THE STORY OF A DOG for young people on your gift list. If you are a John Muir fan, give this book a look for your own library.
The best thing about this book were the amazing illustrations. They are gorgeous and do a fantastic job of capturing the beauty of Yosemite. There are quotes from Muir’s writings scattered throughout the book, as well as further information and a timeline in the back. A nice, simple introduction to Muir that is a feast for the eyes.
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