Squirrel and John Muir

By McCully, Emily Arnold

Publishers Summary:
In the early 1900s, a wild little girl nicknamed Squirrel meets John Muir, later to become a famous naturalist, when he arrives at her parents' hotel in Yosemite Valley seeking work and knowledge about the natural world.

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ISBN
978-0-37433-697-4
Publisher
Farrar


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2004

K-Gr 4 Floy, nicknamed Squirrel, lives in the Yosemite Valley with her parents who own and operate a hotel. Her father hires John Muir as a handyman, and his knowledge of the animals, plants, and geology of the region captivates the feisty girl. He spends hours outdoors with her, showing her how to examine insects under a magnifying glass and to recognize glacier trails. But his naive, good humor and rugged, good looks also capture the attention of visitors. A rift develops between ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2005

Floy Hutchings, the first white child born in Yosemite Valley, is the epitome of an independent, spirited tomboy. "She tore around...like a squirrel, so that was what they called her." In 1868, when her father hires John Muir to help at the Hutchings' hotel, Floy gladly tags along as the naturalist explores the valley. In the summer, Muir stretches out on a rock in the river, "finding ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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