Staff Pick: The Camping Trip That Changed America

Staff Pick: The Camping Trip That Changed America

The Camping Trip That Changed America

Offers insight into the camping trip that President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir took to the redwoods of Yosemite in 1903, during which the two men had experiences and conversations that eventually contributed to the establishment of national parks in the United States.

“This special book will transport young readers  into the 1903  camping trip President Teddy Roosevelt took  to the Yosemite wilderness.  With the world famous naturalist, John Muir as his guide, they saw the giant Sequoia trees, camped on a mountaintop  and  even played in the snow that fell one night.  It inspired Teddy Roosevelt  to push Congress to pass laws that eventually created our national parks.  The story and illustrations blend perfectly to capture the exuberance and passion of two great Americans for saving the wilderness of America and a joy to read.”

Recommended by: Beverly Elrod, Haughville Library

More Staff Picks

Here are some more books about Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and the lands they loved and helped preserve in our national parks and reserves:
Camping with the President John Muir Welcome to Yosemite Natural Wonders of North America
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