An interesting and meticulously researched book for upper elementary and middle school children to learn about the life and lasting contribution of some of the world's greatest naturalists and environmentalists involved in the preservation of wild places. This book will positively influence the next generation to love our planet and work to protect it.
This book in the Earth Heroes series introduces eight historic and contemporary greats: Henry David Thoreau, whose writings formed the basis for the environmental movement; John Muir, the extraordinary naturalist; Theodore Roosevelt, who engaged the government in conservation; Aldo Leopold, instrumental in creating the world's first wilderness preserve; Richard St. Barbe Baker, who spearheaded the first major international reforestation campaign; Mardy Murie who worked to preserving huge wilderness tracts in Alaska; David Suzuki, eminent Canadian scientist and broadcaster; and Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan woman who focused on the social impact of the environment.
Carol Malnor is the co-author of Dawn Publication's Teacher Guide Series. Carol has taught elementary through high school and co-directed the Education for Life Foundation. She works with her co-author husband, Bruce, as an educational consultant leading teacher training workshops.
It seems that Anisa Claire Hovemann has always been an artist. As a three year-old, she would form remarkably lifelike dinosaurs out of her colorful playdough. At the Waldorf elementary school she attended, her artistic tendencies fit naturally into the curriculum. She is graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, with a degree in fine arts. She currently lives in Nevada City, California. Anisa has illustrated two books for Dawn Publications: Eliza and the Dragonfly (winner of the 2005 International Reading Associations Best Childrens Book Award) and If You Give a T-Rex a Bone.