The Woods Scientist

By Stephen Swinburne; Susan C. Morse (Photographer)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618046027, 48pp.)

Publication Date: March 2003

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Sue Morse is at home in the woods; she has read the woods ever since she could remember. She believes that by reading the forests she can help save them. So outside the door of her small cabin lies her laboratory: the rich and extensive forest and all of the creatures who live there. Revealing just how active and engaging science—and scientists—can be, this book also gives us a closer glimpse into the vulnerable homes of bear, lynx, deer, bobcat, and all the dwellers of the woods.

Praise For The Woods Scientist

“Readers will come away with a much more informed view of wildlife at risk, enriched by Morse’s superb color photographs of lynx, bear, moose, and other species in their natural homes.” Booklist, ALA

“Practical tips about tracking will no doubt encourage young readers to head to the woods.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“Readers will pick up a few hints about how to look for evidence of local wildlife but more important, they will come away with a much clearer sense of the importance of conservation.” Kirkus Reviews

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