Mardy Murie Did! Grandmother of Conservation by Jequita Potts McDaniel, Jon Van Zyle

Mardy Murie Did! Grandmother of Conservation

Written by Jequita Potts McDaniel, Jon Van Zyle
Illustrated by


Mardy Murie Did! Grandmother of Conservation by Jequita Potts McDaniel, Jon Van Zyle

Mardy Murie was dedicated to wilderness preservation. The first woman to graduate from the University of Alaska, she became involved in the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This delightful book introduces children to Mardy's fascinating life, and it encourages them to be nice to the land and the trees and the air...we can do this you and me-because Mardy Murie Did!


Looking at my kids today, I feel fortunate to know that a great American like Mardy Murie had the passion to fight to protect our public lands for future generations. -- Senator Mark Udall Margaret 'Mardy

... Life would not be worth living without the 'elemental kinds of joys

'Grandmother of the Conservation Movement.'

? -- Lee H. Whittlesey, Park Historian, National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming-Montana-Idaho An attractive, engaging celebration of an award winning female environmentalist, Mardy Murie Did! will thrill readers...with its beauty and inspiration. Midwest Book Review This is a great book to read aloud to children and is appealing to all audiences interested in learning more about this inspirational woman or the history of conservation. ...[E]ducational and entertaining, as children can learn about the environment Murie fought to protect and the beauty she saw in it...encourages exploration of that natural world while paying tribute to Murie. Park Insider

About the Author

Jequita Potts (J.P.) McDaniel has been a college instructor, parent educator, and newspaper journalist for over 25 years. She lives in Littleton, Colorado. Jon Van Zyle is an accomplished artist who has illustrated over 30 books for children. He lives in Eagle River, Alaska.

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32 pages


Jequita Potts McDaniel, Jon Van Zyle
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Taylor Trade Publishing

Publication date

16th January 2011



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