Champions of the Wilderness (Earth Heroes)
Bruce and Carol L. Malnor
Dawn Publications (2009)
Reviewed by Sara McGinn (age 9) for Reader Views (7/09)
Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Richard St. Barbe Baker, Margaret Murie, David Suzuki and Wangari Maathai. These are eight people who protected what they loved. Forests are saved from losing millions of trees, a village in Kenya becomes peaceful, and books are written about the environment. David Suzuki’s twelve-year-old daughter, Severn, shows a kid that no matter how old or how young you are anything is possible. “Champions of the Wilderness” brings us fascinating stories of childhood experiences that shaped how these individuals look upon nature.
This book is inspiring as well as infuriating. It made me think more about the environment but there are only two girls mentioned in it! I am an eco-friendly girl who would like to read more about important things that other girls have done.
The illustrations in this book are phenomenal! They are so detailed they come alive.
I learned about a lot of people and more about Theodore Roosevelt. I also learned not to give up on what you really want, because you just might inspire others.
Carol and Bruce Malnor have really impressed me with “Champions of the Wilderness” and I hope they continue inspiring kids with their books.