My Life with Nature
This unique "autobiography" of John Muir is told in his own words, brimming with his spirit and his adventures.
The text was selected and retold by naturalist Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children, who is well known for his inspiring nature games. The result is a book with an aliveness, a presence of goodness, adventure, enthusiasm, and sensitive love of each animal and plant that will give young adults an experience of a true hero. It is a book that expands your sense of hope, adventure, and awareness.
Adults will be just as fond of this book as young readers. Cornell includes numerous "explore more" activities that help the reader to understand and appreciate Muir's many wonderful qualities.
BiographyNatural HistoryNature Appreciation
Ages 10 - 16
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Details: Paperback, 72 pages
Author: Joseph Cornell
Winner of the
2001 ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award
Non-Fiction - Humane Heroes Category
This is THE BEST John Muir biography for children. It is informative, engaging, and succinctly written . . . Teachers, parents and nature lovers are going to love it, right along with children.
—Jill Harcke - Co-producer of the John Muir Tribute CD
. . . Muir's words continue to inspire as educators and wilderness enthusiasts relate the wild-bearded man's tales to new generations. Among those who have carried the torch lit by Muir is naturalist Joseph Cornell, a man to whom childlike wonder and explosive bursts of enthusiasm are no stranger. Best known for his Sharing Nature With Children series, Cornell has written a new "autobiography" of Muir titled John Muir: My Life with Nature. In this book Cornell channels Muir's spirit by drawing the content of this first-person narrative from Muir's own writing. Cornell tells the story as if Muir were alive today, borrowing phrases and lifting stories, but he has simplified, shortened, or combined passages to make the narrative accessible to younger audiences.
Having the tales of a legendary storyteller spun by one of today's most highly regarded outdoor educators creates quite an effective educational tool. Cornell knows that the value of a good story is its ability hook or draw in the reader. . .
—Taproot - Rob Andrejewski (Fall/Winter 2003)
"No one brought nature to life like John Muir," writes Joseph Cornell, the author of John Muir: My Life With Nature. "His great love for all living things gave him a rare understanding of the natural world. When Muir spoke of his encounters with wild animals, trees and mountain storms, his listeners said it felt as if they were there, experiencing the adventure with him.
"To stay true to the spirit of Muir, I have told the story as if he were alive, telling the tale himself, using his own words and colorful expressions as often as possible. I have, however, simplified and condensed his words to make them more accessible to young readers. I have also linked the events to keep a smooth narrative flow.
"Muir today is remembered as the father of America's national parks. His love of nature continues to inspire people everywhere to take up the cause of preservation."
This book offers an ideal way to introduce Muir's story and ethos to groups of all ages. Included are suggested activities to explore Muir's philosophy and approaches to nature. Highly recommended!
—John Muir Award News - The John Muir Trust (Autumn 2006)
John Muir: My Life With Nature uses many of John Muir's own words to tell his timeless stories of the adventures of his life, in such a way that everyone can enjoy them, teacher and student alike. In this book, one gets to explore what shapes responsible environmental ethics, and helps us understand what molds a worldv
Your satisfaction is extremely important to us. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with an item you ordered from us, you can return it for a full reimbursement - minus any re-stocking fees (see below), any time within 30 days of your receipt of an item. We'll also refund the shipping cost if the return is a result of our error. We cannot reimburse your shipping costs for any item that is returned at your discretion. Here are the general guidelines for returning products:
All items must be in their original, new, condition.
CD's, VHS tapes, audio books, and DVD's must by unopened, unless they are defective.
There is up to a 15% re-stocking fee for returned items - depending on the item. Many items do not have a re-stocking fee. Our distributors charge this fee, not us.
Note: Please call us toll free at 866.665.7765 Monday - Sunday 9 am - 6pm PST, or email us for an RMA# BEFORE returning any items.
Items shipped directly from the manufacturer or a distributor may need to be returned directly to the manufacturer or distributor, and NOT to us. Therefore please call us before returning any items.
We will notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item. You can expect a refund in the same form of payment originally used for purchase within 7 to 14 business days of our receiving your return. If your return is not due to our error, the refund will not include shipping costs.
Shipping within the United States
You will receive a confirmation of your order via e-mail, usually within 15 minutes. Please make sure that your email spam program is set to receive emails from "@innerpath.com". If you do not receive an order confirmation within 15 minutes, please also check your junk mail folder. Orders are usually shipped within 2-3 business days. In the United States we ship U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail or United Parcel Service. Please note that items in your order may ship separately from different locations. So allow sufficient time for all parts of your order to arrive. If you have any questions or concerns about where an order might be, please call us at 866.665.7765 Monday - Sunday 9 am - 6pm PST, or email us. We will be more than happy to assist you.
Shipping outside the United States
For overseas and Canadian shipping, please check "Email Me My International Shipping Quote $0.00". We will then email you the options for shipping to your country. You then email us back to let us know which method you would prefer, and at that time we will ship your order and charge your credit card. Please note: If you select a shipping method that is not insured, after we ship it from the US we have no control over what the postal service in your country will do. Therefore, unfortunately we cannot be responsible for lost packages that were not sent by insured post. If you need phone assistance please call us at 530.470.6057 Monday - Sunday 9 am - 6pm PST.