The second picture book illustrated by Chris Turnham, a longtime visual development artist in the animation industry including Sony Pictures Animation, LAIKA, and DreamWorks Animation.
From the publisher:
"...lovely, an engaging picture book..."
--Booklist STARRED REVIEW
"It will make you want to hit the road and start exploring.
"...a colorful, kid-friendly encyclopedia crammed with beta, factoids, and vivid illustrations..."
"For travelers and outdoor enthusiasts alike"
"...a treasure...educates and entertains...a must-have for all the families who love to travel..."
Take a tour of America's great outdoors and discover the beauty and diversity of its most iconic and majestic national parks. Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each park, this fully-illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents the nation's most magnificent and sacred places--and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. With maps and information about flora and fauna found in each of the 21 icon parks portrayed, this is a fantastic celebration of the great outdoors.
Parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky, Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royal, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
About the Author:
Kate Siber is a freelance journalist and a correspondent for Outside magazine living in Durango, Colorado. She has visited about 30 national parks and covers the world's wild and remote places as well as environmental and social issues. Her writing has been featured in National Geographic Traveler, National Parks, Preservation, Men's Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications.