The Hike (Kobo eBook)

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“These young explorers demonstrate the best principles of time spent in the woods: observing, admiring and learning . . . Delightfully illustrated.” —The New York Times

With lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world coupled with fun narrative featured throughout, this spirited picture book tells the victorious story of three girls’ friendship—and their tribulations and triumphs in the great outdoors. Here is the best and worst of any hike: from picnics to puffing and panting, deer-sighting to detours. Featuring a glossary, a sketchbook by one of the characters, abundant labels throughout, and scientific backmatter, this book is a must-have for budding scientists, best friends, and all adventurers. And it proves, as if proof were needed, what epic things can happen right in your own backyard.

“A delightful field guide for young outdoor enthusiasts, rich with everything from instructions on how to make a leaf basket for foraged berries to scientific labels and tips for identifying animal tracks, constellations, and moon phases. The illustrations represent a multiracial female cast of burgeoning botanists and naturalists enjoying the outdoors, including one particularly beautiful spread where the girls release collected bird feathers into the wind.” —Booklist

“Well-designed pictures create a depth and fullness that immerse readers in the forest. Endmatter makes clever use of Wren’s sketch pad to offer additional information about things seen in the woods. Utterly satisfying.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[A] lovely chronicle of an outdoor adventure . . . Readers may find it difficult to resist the call of the wild after closing the cover.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781452174662
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication Date: October 7th, 2019