Wildheart : the daring adventures of John Muir / by Julie Bertagna ; illustrated by William Goldsmith.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "This is the story of John Muir's adventurous life, from his wild and playful boyhood in Scotland to his legendary exploits in America, where he became an inventor, a global explorer, and the first modern environmentalist -- and even made friends with a president! His heart was always in the outdoors and he aimed to experience all he could. He swung through a windstorm at the top of a tall tree, clilmbed too many mountains to count, and rode an avalanche to its end. Most importantly, though, John Muir told the world about the wonders of nature. His words made a difference and inspired people in many countries to start protecting planet Earth -- and they still do" -- Back cover.
    • Content Notes:
      The Wild Boy of Dunbar -- Let's go west! -- Genius John in a brave new world -- A terrible darkness made me see -- I will walk one thousand miles -- The mountains are calling me! -- Companions in peril -- The wild man who changed the world -- As the round Earth rolls -- John Muir's chronology and legacy.
    • Notes:
      First published in 2014 in Great Britain under the title John Muir: Earth--Planet, Universe, by Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Creative Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.
      Includes bibliographical reference (pages 125-126).
      Ages 8-12.
    • Other Titles:
      Wild heart.
    • ISBN:
      9781930238947
      1930238940
      9781930238930
      1930238932
    • Accession Number:
      2018094806
    • Accession Number:
      on1051073766
      1051073766
    • Accession Number:
      fay.688214
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BERTAGNA, J.; GOLDSMITH, W. Wildheart : the daring adventures of John Muir. [s. l.]: Yosemite Conservancy, 2019. ISBN 9781930238947. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.688214. Acesso em: 2 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bertagna J, Goldsmith W. Wildheart : The Daring Adventures of John Muir. Yosemite Conservancy; 2019. Accessed December 2, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.688214
    • APA:
      Bertagna, J., & Goldsmith, W. (2019). Wildheart : the daring adventures of John Muir. Yosemite Conservancy.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bertagna, Julie, and William Goldsmith. 2019. Wildheart : The Daring Adventures of John Muir. Yosemite Conservancy. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.688214.
    • Harvard:
      Bertagna, J. and Goldsmith, W. (2019) Wildheart : the daring adventures of John Muir. Yosemite Conservancy. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.688214 (Accessed: 2 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bertagna, J & Goldsmith, W 2019, Wildheart : the daring adventures of John Muir, Yosemite Conservancy, viewed 2 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bertagna, Julie, and William Goldsmith. Wildheart : The Daring Adventures of John Muir. Yosemite Conservancy, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.688214.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bertagna, Julie, and William Goldsmith. Wildheart : The Daring Adventures of John Muir. Yosemite Conservancy, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.688214.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bertagna J, Goldsmith W. Wildheart : the daring adventures of John Muir [Internet]. Yosemite Conservancy; 2019 [cited 2020 Dec 2]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.688214

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2

The name John Muir has come to be associated with the majesty of nature, which is fitting for the beloved naturalist, and this graphic biography in a loose, sketchy watercolor style traces the origins of that association, starting with Muir's modest beginnings, in first-person accounts of his travels and experiences. Muir would go on to travel the globe to raise awareness about the importance of conservation, and this inviting volume spends the majority of its time not on encapsulating his life but showcasing his own words and thoughts about the natural world, often in direct quotes. In this celebration of the notable conservationist, Bertagna makes a point of emphasizing the continuing need to care for and protect natural areas. Goldsmith's whimsical, doodle-like artwork, featuring brushy linework and color palettes that shift to match the mood, nicely echoes Bertagna's text. In particular, his fantasy elements nicely underscore Muir's sense of wonder about nature. A glossary and timeline make this laudatory look at a key figure especially classroom-­friendly. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

This creatively rendered biography-in-comics, with Muir's imagined voice as narrator, is filled with the naturalist's adventures, from his childhood in Scotland to his pioneering conservation work and formation of America's National Parks. Illustrator Goldsmith's Muir is a feisty character, portrayed in loose pencil sketches with one or two accent colors. Vibrant spreads in the chapter transitions and interludes capture the stunning landscapes in which Muir found his purpose. Timeline. Glos. Copyright 2019 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #3

This creatively rendered biography-in-comics-format of John Muir (1838–1914) is filled with the naturalist's adventures, from his childhood in Scotland to his pioneering conservation work and formation of America's National Parks. Muir's imagined voice serves as narrator, sometimes in asides at the top of comic panels, sometimes within the panels themselves, reminiscing from his later years about the major events of his impressive life. In the first few chapters, a portrait of an energetic and curious boy emerges: "I was sent to school when I was three years old…But the world outside was my real school." As he grows older and his family immigrates to America, we meet the creative inventor and restless traveler, experiencing danger and drama on expeditions to Yosemite and Alaska, and domesticity for a few years as he marries and has children. The final chapters give us Muir the famous gray-bearded conservationist, co-founder of the Sierra Club and friend to Teddy Roosevelt, as he advocates for the National Parks and protection of the environment. "I'll follow my heart till the end of my days, and seek the wild spirit of the world." Illustrator Goldsmith's Muir is a feisty character, portrayed in loose pencil sketches with one or two accent colors in the comic panels. Vibrant spreads in the chapter transitions and interludes capture the stunning landscapes in which Muir found his purpose. A timeline, a glossary, sources, and a "Parks Are for You" page are included among the back matter. danielle j. ford Copyright 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.