John Muir – Earth, Planet, Universe

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  • Contributors: Written by Julie Bertagna and illustrated by William Goldsmith
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  • Summary: John Muir was born in 1838 in the Scottish port of Dunbar and later immigrated with his family as a child to the USA where he became a founding father of the conservation movement, and devoted his life to safeguarding the world’s landscapes. He influenced the creation of Yosemite National Park (one of the first National Parks), was a founding member of the Sierra Club, and campaigned for the protection of areas of North American wildness against commercial enterprises which threatened to destroy their beauty.

    This illustrated storybook, produced by the Scottish Book Trust, introduces children to the life of John Muir and his work as an environmentalist. To download the story in a free, PDF format, please visit this site.

    For additional resources to use with students about John Muir and the storybook, please visit this site.

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  • Number of Pages: 145
  • Recommended Grade Level: Upper elementary / middle school
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publisher: Scottish Book Trust
  • ISBN: 9781901077278
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