The Great Lakes

Our Freshwater Treasure

The Great Lakes by Barb Rosenstock

By Barb Rosenstock
Illustrated by Jamey Christoph 
Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978-0-593-37435-1

The Great Lakes is a stunning picture book about the five largest lakes in North America – how they formed, the importance of their abundant freshwater, and how they’ve become a national treasure.

The Great Lakes—Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior—are five blue jewels set a bit off center in a belt across North America’s middle. Bordered by eight states and part of Canada, the Lakes hold 21% of the world’s fresh water. How did these incredible lakes get there? And what can we do to preserve such a treasure?

A Look Inside the Book

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Reviews & Recognition

“A stunning addition to all collections.”
— School Library Journal, starred review

“A must buy…”
— Henrietta Verma, Booklist, starred review

“A fervent tribute to a treasured national resource.”
— Kirkus Reviews