By Martha Day Zschock
To celebrate the centennial of the national parks, children's author-illustrator Martha Day Zschock has created Journey Around Our National Parks. Discover the fascinating story of the preservation of over 400 special places in our country, including Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains, Mount Rushmore, the Florida Everglades, and the historic sites in our nation's capital. Designed to introduce kids to our national parks as if they are on a field trip, Zschock's beautiful, whimsical, and detailed illustrations and meticulously researched history, enhanced by quotes from prominent nature lovers, will captivate children of all ages, from the youngest lap-reader to the adults who read to them. The book has been aimed at the fourth grader, helping to support the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative, but is suitable for children ages 6 and up.