The Camping Trip that Changed America:
Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and our National Parks

The Camping Trip that Changed America

By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein
Dial Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-0-803-73710-5


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President Theodore Roosevelt (Teedie) and conservationist John Muir (Johnnie) have almost nothing in common. So when Teedie asks Johnnie to take him camping for three days in the Yosemite mountains, no one realizes that their new friendship will change the way our country looks at nature forever.

What if we could save the forests for all the children to come?

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“A little known bit of history accessible for younger readers.”
Starred Review, School Library Journal
“Wonderfully simple, sweet and engaging”
—Kirkus Reviews
“A compelling account”
—The Horn Book
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