Camping with the President By Ginger Wadsworth; Illustrated by Karen Dugan

ISBN: 9781590784976


Published by (2009-09-01)

Imagine a U.S. president on a camping trip! It seems unlikely today, but in May 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt dismissed his Secret Service men to go camping with John Muir, the world-famous naturalist.

For three glorious nights and four days in California's Yosemite National Park, the two men talked about birds, giant sequoia trees, glaciers, as well as the importance of preserving wilderness for future generations. They slept under the stars, built blazing campfires, and enjoyed the beauty and the uniqueness of the area. Setting aside new national parks and monuments became one of the cornerstones of Roosevelt's presidency and was a direct result of this camping trip.

Author Ginger Wadsworth and illustrator Karen Dugan carefully researched this true story, relying on primary documents and working closely with experts in the field.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 22.99 CAD / 16.99 USD
Published: 2009-09-01
ISBN: 9781590784976
Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 11

California Reading Association Eureka! Nonfiction Children's Silver Honor Book

"Wadsworth's research is sound, her writing spritely and her information interesting."—Kirkus Reviews

"An informative and enjoyable introduction to two of America's early environmental champions and to the early history of our national parks."—Booklist

"A beautifully told story. . . . This glimpse back in time gives valuable insight to a president that made the environment and preserving our natural resources a priority."—Library Media Connection