Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Flashback Tuesday: A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter is not necessarily a kids book.   It is really considered a book for adults but I have found that it is great story for  ages 10 and up.   I read it when I was around 12 years old because my Mother said it was one of her favorites.   I am suggesting it today as a book that is perfect for Earth Day.  This is a book that was first published in 1909.   It is a great book because it talks about nature and conservation before Earth Day was ever conceived.   The book has mature themes so it is meant for an older child but the descriptions of nature and the Limberlost Swamp are wonderful.  The author Gene Stratton-Porter was not only an author but a wildlife photographer and amateur naturalist. She is someone all young conservationists should know about.   This book is a must read for any older child who is really into saving the planet. 

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