Our Great Big Backyard

Our Great Big Backyard

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To help commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the National Park Service, the authors create a heartwarming tribute to our national parks and the importance of connecting with nature.Our Great Big Backyard follows Jane, whose plans of spending the summer playing video games with her friends are dashed when her parents announce that her family is going on a road trip to national parks around the country. Yet somewhere between the Everglades and Big Bend National Park, things begin to change. Jane starts paying attention to the majestic sights and spending less time looking at her screen. And the more she discovers, the more she learns how much there is to love about the outdoors.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062468352
Branch Call Number: XXF BUSH, LAURA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Our great big back yard


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Sep 01, 2017

Fun adventure story. Look for "hidden" initials and numbers in the book.

LPL_LindaC Jun 15, 2016

Another delightful book by former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Jenna Bush Hager. The main character, Jane, has her summer all planned-playing video games with her friends and enjoying endless Wi-Fi. When her parents announce that they are going to spend the summer on a road trip, Jane is definitely not happy. Always looking at her ipad, Jane misses many amazing sites of nature. Big Bend National Park in Texas finally grabs her attention when a meteor shower lights up the night sky. From then on, Jane is hooked. With her tablet packed away she discovers the joy and excitement of the great outdoors. This is a fitting tribute to the centennial celebration of one of our most precious treasures, our national parks!


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