The Camping Trip that Changed America

The Camping Trip that Changed America

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"A fascinating and little-known slice of history about the creation of our national parks. Newly independent readers interested in exploring nonfiction will enjoy this engaging combination of text and illustration." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation's history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.