John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall
Julie Danneberg & Jamie Hogan
Charlesbridge, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
hile operating a small sawmill in the Yosemite Valley in the early 1870s, John Muir had the opportunity to explore the wonders of the area. One of the natural attractions that drew his attention was the eye catching Yosemite Falls.
his picture book provides an account of the famed naturalist's decision to get
with the falls in April of 1871. Not only does Muir climb the mountain next to the waterway but, at great personal risk, he also works his way behind the falls.
his unusual look at an actual episode from Muir's life (which he wrote about) is made even more interesting thanks to the pastel-and-colored pencil illustrations by Jamie Hogan. If your family is planning a Yosemite adventure this year you'll want to share this story with your child before visiting Yosemite Falls.
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