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John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall    by Julie Danneberg & Jamie Hogan order for
John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall
by Julie Danneberg
Order:  USA  Can
Charlesbridge, 2015 (2015)
Hardcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

While 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.

This picture book provides an account of the famed naturalist's decision to get up-close-and-personal 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.

This 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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