Follow the Trail: A Young Person's Guide to the Great Outdoors

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Macmillan, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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An introductory camping guide that belongs in the backpack of every adventurer and budding environmentalist.

Have you ever hung a bear bag? Predicted the weather by examining pinecones and dandelions? Counted a cricket’s chirps to calculate the temperature?

Whether you’re an expert camper or just a beginner, this informative book—with its innovative approach and design—is chock-full of camping ideas that will add spice to your next journey through the woods. Find out how to pick and set up a comfortable campsite. Learn to recognize constellations among the many stars in the summer sky. Uncover new games and campfire recipes that will make the camping experience even more exciting. And that’s just for starters. From what to pack to what to look for once you’re there, this hands-on primer is the perfect tool for a safe and fun outdoor adventure—so pop it in your backpack and hit the trail!

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FOLLOW THE TRAIL: A Young Person's Guide to the Great Outdoors

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An enticing introduction to camping is attractively designed, practical, and child-friendly with its second-person voice that speaks directly to the reader. The illustrations—a combination of ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Jessica Loy is an accomplished painter and graphic designer. She is also a professor at the College of Saint Rose, where she teaches graphic design. In her free time, Ms. Loy and her children volunteer at local wildlife centers. As for her interest in writing this book the author says, “I feel an urgency to get children involved in protecting our environment by giving them tools to explore the natural world around them.” Ms. Loy lives with her family in upstate New York. This is her first book for young readers.

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