A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History (Paperback)

A River Ran Wild: An Environmental History By Lynne Cherry, Lynne Cherry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lynne Cherry, Lynne Cherry (Illustrator)
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Beloved author of the classic The Great Kapok Tree, Lynne Cherry explores the true story of the Nashua River in Massachusetts in this nonfiction picture book about restoration, renewal, and environmental consciousness.

Over 7,000 years ago Native Americans settled on the Nashua River, a beautiful and leafy valley. But the industrialization of nearby areas would lead to the deterioration of natural habitats. Each double spread examines brief periods of time when the river and surrounding areas teemed with wildlife. Lynne Cherry’s contrasting illustrations of the lush valley and the eventual polluted river deliver an astonishing look at our dramatic need for conservation efforts. This pictorial history of the river, edging towards a hopeful scene of modern-day descendants of both Native Americans and European settlers who come together to combat pollution and restore the beauty of the river, is an intelligent tale that shows young readers how they can do their part in taking care of the world around them, one river at a time.

About the Author


LYNNE CHERRY has devoted her life to sharing her concern about environmental issues with others. Her important children's books also include The Armadillo from Amarillo and two tales from the Amazon rain forest: The Great Kapok Tree and The Shaman's Apprentice. She lives in Washington, D.C.



LYNNE CHERRY has devoted her life to sharing her concern about environmental issues with others. Her important children's books also include The Armadillo from Amarillo and two tales from the Amazon rain forest: The Great Kapok Tree and The Shaman's Apprentice. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Praise For…


"An important, intelligently presented story."--Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will be moved to consider their personal impact on the environment and what they can do to make a difference."--Booklist
"An important contribution to literature."--School Library Journal



Product Details
ISBN: 9780152163723
ISBN-10: 0152163727
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2002
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Reading Rainbow Books