Though John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall tells of a very small moment in the environmentalist's life, it is a compelling story and wonderful piece of writing to share with students. There are lots of golden lines to notice and note such as:
He is so close to the waterfall that the mist brushes his face, the noise pounds in his chest, and the night feels alive with the energy of the twisting, misting, roaring water.
I'm looking forward to booktalking this book with my 8th graders as it is a great picture book to share with older readers either as a mentor text or just a book to sit down and enjoy on their own.
John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall by Julie Danneberg, illustrated by Jamie Hogan
Published: March 10, 2015
Genre/Format: Picture Book Biography
Audience: Middle Grade
Disclosure: Finished copy provided by publisher
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