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From a small town in Pennsylvania came a little girl who saw the magic in spring fog and heard the ocean’s song in her heart. This girl would one day become the groundbreaking author of Silent Spring. In Rachel Carson, readers will experience all the enchantment of nature as seen through the eyes of the budding environmental scientist. Thomas Locker’s lyrical paintings re-create important scenes in her life and are accompanied by memorable quotes from Carson. Joseph Bruchac’s poetically rendered biography is a genuine reflection of the gentle nature and inspirational voice of one of the most important women in conservation history. Includes excerpts from Carson’s work and a time line of major events.


Rachel Carson is a part of Thomas Locker’s Images of Conservationist series, which also includes John Muir and Walking with Henry.

Rachel Carson: Preserving a Sense of Wonder

  • Thomas Locker has illustrated more than thirty books, many of which he has written, including SkytreeWalking with HenryJohn MuirHudson: The Story of a River and Rembrandt and Titus. His books have received many awards, including the Christopher Award, the Knickerbocker Lifetime Achievement Award, the John Burroughs Award, and The New York Times Award for best illustration.


    Joseph Bruchac, coauthor of The Keepers of the Earth series, is a nationally acclaimed Native American storyteller and writer who has authored more than seventy books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. 


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