Campfire Stories: Tales from America's National Parks
ISBN: 1680511440
EAN13: 9781680511444
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 18, 2018
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.8267717" H x 8.740157" L x 6.338583" W
Weight: 1.102311 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Our national parks are beautiful and unique places, often serving as an introduction to the outdoors and inspiring an appreciation for nature and wilderness. Similarly, stories and storytelling can serve as an introduction to other places and foster a powerful emotional connection to nature. Campfire Stories brings together tales about our national parks; some are by well-known writers such as John Muir, Bill Bryson, and Terry Tempest Williams, while others are from pioneer diaries or have been passed down through generations of indigenous peoples.

Co-editors Dave and Ilyssa Kyu spent six months traveling and researching the stories collected here. They gathered the best materials from public libraries, historical societies, arts and cultural organizations, museums, research centers, and national park archives. Park rangers, historians, artists, curators, educators, and local residents all offered guidance and suggestions. The goal was to discover entertaining, diverse, and engaging writings that reflect each park's essence--as well as just fun to share. Campfire Stories focuses on these six iconic national parks:

  • Acadia National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Zion National Park

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   Not for me
This book should be called Boring Articles on National Parks. I was so excited to buy it ''. It is a beautifully designed hardcover book, and if the stories were more in line with the title, Campfire Stories would have been a home run. I expected campfire stories to mean creepy or mystical stories about nature, wildlife, weather, expeditionscamping experiences and maybe some short stories as well. Instead, it is a collection of articles about how the land came to be designated as national parks. There are a few interesting or amusing reads, but most stories bore the hell out of me. It was a great concept for a book, but the content was curated poorly.
   Its supposed to be campfire stories not push race agenda in beginning.
Couldn 't get past beginning. Due to the fact that it started with pushing a race agenda. Im so tired of the me to me book that has campfire stories.
   Great gift
This is such a beautiful printed book. We bought it as a gift and has been enjoyed and also looks beautiful on a table.
These stories were a great disappointment for the authors. Not entertaining and kind of dumb '' for sitting around a campfire.
   Handsome book
A handsome hardcover volume with an extensive collection of short stories, some in the poem or the song format. Glad to add it to my collection and would recommend it to any lovers of stories and outdoors.
   Campfire Stories is one in a million!
Campfire Stories is a great and small book filled with moments of greatness found in America's treasure, our national parks. Here are stories about Acadia, Great Smoky Mountain, Rocky Mountain, Zion, Yosemite and Yellowstone. Having visited Acadia many times as a boy, I experienced the balsam and sea scented air of this wonderful place through this book. In addition, having recently climbed Half Dome a few years ago, he chapter on Yosemite resonated deeply with me. One of the features I love about this book is the section called About this Story '' at the end of each story. The information allows you to go deeper in depth about the storytellers of each section. In my opinion, this book is the best in quiet moments and rewards the reader more with each subsequent chapter.