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Title:
Spring after spring : how Rachel Carson inspired the environmental movement
Title:
Spring after spring : how Rachel Carson inspired the environmental movement
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher Info:
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2018.
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Abstract:
Traces Rachel Carson's journey as a scientist and writer, from her childhood observing the interconnectedness of nature to her adult life as an environmental activist, ultimately paving the way for the modern green movement.

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Summary

Summary

As a child, Rachel Carson lived by the rhythms of the natural world. Spring after spring, year after year, she observed how all living things are connected. And as an adult, Rachel watched and listened as the natural world she loved so much began to fall silent. Spring After Spring traces Rachel's journey as scientist and writer, courageously speaking truth to an often hostile world, and ultimately paving the way for the modern environmental movement.


Author Notes

Stephanie Roth Sisson is an artist who has illustrated many books for children, including Star Stuff, a picture book biography of Carl Sagan. She divides her time between Mauritius, Africa, and Sarasota, Florida.


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Sisson's paneled illustrations place Rachel Carson in the natural world that fascinated her from childhood and inspired her groundbreaking books. Sisson stresses Carson's curiosity about and careful observations of birds, insects, and other animals as she grew up in Pennsylvania. Those same qualities served her well as a scientist and writer who introduced readers to the lives of sea creatures in best-selling books. Sisson's diagrams help explain the harmful effects of DDT that Carson articulated in her most influential work, Silent Spring. Sisson leaves out many personal and professional challenges Carson faced, which Laurie Lawlor includes in her picture book biography for slightly older readers, Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World. Although Sisson does mention some of the controversy the Silent Spring generated in the main text, she provides additional information in an author's note that emphasizes the book's influence on the environmental movement. Her meticulous notes reveal Sisson's own extensive research. The variety of page layouts add visual interest. VERDICT This brief, upbeat biography that introduces an important scientist and her work would be a good addition to most public and school library collections.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University Library, Mankato © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

This picture book about revolutionary environmentalist Rachel Carson begins with Carson as a young girl who paid attention to the seasons, sounds, and patterns of nature. She developed a love of writing and, eventually, biology. She was able to combine her interests, which led to the publication of the hugely influential Silent Spring and a national discussion about the relationship between humanity and nature. Though Carson herself did not live long enough to witness the full impact of her work, the author explains the direct connection between Carson and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Throughout, Carson is presented as curious and receptive, a quiet individual brave enough to face fears in the interest of academia as well as activism. An author's note is included at the end, as well as a bibliography and extensive notes for each page, which flesh out the details of the sparser, comic-style illustrations. The combination of picture-book biography for young readers and detailed reference sources for older children makes this accessible to a wide audience.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2010 Booklist