web site hit counter Everglades - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Everglades

Availability: Ready to download

A lyrical creation tale of the Florida Everglades with stunning landscapes by Wendell Minor.


Compare

A lyrical creation tale of the Florida Everglades with stunning landscapes by Wendell Minor.

50 review for Everglades

  1. 4 out of 5

    Klaudia Maniakowska

    “Everglades” by Jean Craighead George is a beautiful informative book about the genesis of everglades. Although the title may seem uninviting at first sight, Wendell Minor’s naturalistic illustrations make the readers involved into the story. There are two layers of information: the illustrations and the text. To begin with, the illustrations are very dream-like and give an impression of being “a fly on the wall” when all the wild animals and the natural world go on. When it comes to the text, o “Everglades” by Jean Craighead George is a beautiful informative book about the genesis of everglades. Although the title may seem uninviting at first sight, Wendell Minor’s naturalistic illustrations make the readers involved into the story. There are two layers of information: the illustrations and the text. To begin with, the illustrations are very dream-like and give an impression of being “a fly on the wall” when all the wild animals and the natural world go on. When it comes to the text, one may put forward a claim that this is a story within a story. Basically saying, the readers observe a school trip during which a storyteller amuses the children by telling them a gripping story about how everglades came into being. I appreciate the fact that the seemingly uninteresting facts are presented through a tale, which for sure is more attractive for the younger audience.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Charlene

    Very informative -- short, lots of pictures and drawings. I was surprised (and impressed) to realize who the author is.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Cindi

    Stunning artwork with the seemingly ever-present message of caring for the earth told in a compelling way. Recommended it to my kids. The ones who have read it, loved it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Roslyn

    One sided environmentalist propaganda with nice pictures. Here is what I added so that my five-year-old could consider both sides of the story: "Where are the clouds of egrets?" a child asked. "The hunters shot them by the tens of thousands and sold the feathers to decorate women's hats. Only a few survived the slaughter." [says the old, wise storyteller in the book] I add: The hunters used the money they made from selling the feathers to feed their children. "Where are the quantities of alligators? One sided environmentalist propaganda with nice pictures. Here is what I added so that my five-year-old could consider both sides of the story: "Where are the clouds of egrets?" a child asked. "The hunters shot them by the tens of thousands and sold the feathers to decorate women's hats. Only a few survived the slaughter." [says the old, wise storyteller in the book] I add: The hunters used the money they made from selling the feathers to feed their children. "Where are the quantities of alligators?" an other child asked. The hunters shot them by the acres and sold their gleaming hides to make wallets and shoes. Only a few remain. [says the old, wise storyteller in the book] I add: The hunters used the money they made from selling the hides to feed their children. And this continues. You get the idea. At the end we talk about what the author wants to express (that man's exploitation of the environment is sad) and whether or not we agree. It is sad for humans to survive at the expense of the alligators and birds? We are alive today because our ancestors made the choices they did to ensure their children's survival - is that sad? All life feeds on other life, including the birds and the alligators (who often ate children!) Should we let this make us sad? It would be better, of course, to harvest from nature in a way that is considerate of your children AND your grandchildren AND your great grand children, to make sure you leave enough birds and alligators around so that your grandchildren and great grandchildren can hunt them and sell their feathers and hides too. These hunters were only thinking of their children. That these hunters were short term thinkers would have been a much better story.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mckinley

    Story of a river and environs.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Faye

    Absolutely beautiful book. The hard truth of the Everglades from the Everglades' perspective, facts of what's been lost and why. The paintings and illustrations are just gorgeous. I purchased this book at a used book sale and am so glad I read it. Absolutely beautiful book. The hard truth of the Everglades from the Everglades' perspective, facts of what's been lost and why. The paintings and illustrations are just gorgeous. I purchased this book at a used book sale and am so glad I read it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Beverly

    The stars are primarily for the gorgeous illustrations. The environmental part of the story is a little heavy-handed.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Morgan

    Beautifully illustrated. Sad to think about the Everglades as they are even compared to when the book was published.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne Trawick

    Beautifully done! Informational. Origins of the Everglades.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Maryalene

    The illustrations are 5 stars, but I didn't find the text engaging at all. Rather than being lyrical, it felt as though the book was trying to cram in as many words as possible. The illustrations are 5 stars, but I didn't find the text engaging at all. Rather than being lyrical, it felt as though the book was trying to cram in as many words as possible.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Miriam Shaw

    A story about a group of children taken through the everglades as a native american describes the evergglades.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

    Lovely picture book that contains lots of factual information on the Everglades. The narrator tells a story, much as a legend, describing a version of the creation of the Everglades, the damage that has been done to this remarkable ecosystem by people, and hopeful suggestions for how humans can save the Everglades biome. The paintings which illustrate the gentle tale are beautiful and depict the gorgeous plants and animals which make their homes here. There is only one Everglades on this beautif Lovely picture book that contains lots of factual information on the Everglades. The narrator tells a story, much as a legend, describing a version of the creation of the Everglades, the damage that has been done to this remarkable ecosystem by people, and hopeful suggestions for how humans can save the Everglades biome. The paintings which illustrate the gentle tale are beautiful and depict the gorgeous plants and animals which make their homes here. There is only one Everglades on this beautiful earth, and I use this story each year in my quest to entice grade school students to value and love it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Julie Suzanne

    Poetic and beautifully illustrated books about the Everglades history in a way that makes children care about protecting it. The message is definitely that today's children need to grow up and make a difference. The book makes that seem an easy task. For English teachers: the author lists all of the previous inhabitants of the Everglades in abundance with just about every synonym for "many" that exists. I see this as a great tool for teaching writing to younger children. Poetic and beautifully illustrated books about the Everglades history in a way that makes children care about protecting it. The message is definitely that today's children need to grow up and make a difference. The book makes that seem an easy task. For English teachers: the author lists all of the previous inhabitants of the Everglades in abundance with just about every synonym for "many" that exists. I see this as a great tool for teaching writing to younger children.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Scott Cox

    This is a helpful little booklet providing an overview of the natural history of Everglades National Park, including habitats (Pine Rockland, Tree-Island Glades, Mangrove Swamp, Florida Bay & Coastal Prairie, Big Cypress Swamp) and the plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates found in these habitats. There are also helpful species checklists found in the back.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Deanna

    This is a different kind of book for Jean Craighead George. I really like it and again so did the kids. This book has an interesting twist. It's a non-fiction book told in narrative form. It is mystically illustrated to captivate any audience. It has an environmental theme threaded throughout. This is a different kind of book for Jean Craighead George. I really like it and again so did the kids. This book has an interesting twist. It's a non-fiction book told in narrative form. It is mystically illustrated to captivate any audience. It has an environmental theme threaded throughout.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Najae

    i read this book at school and we had to do a report and we had choose an animal and i chose the alligator because it interested me the most but its a good giving imformation on how people can take a beautiful and make it so much different

  17. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Elliott

    A history of the everglades told in mythic tones, followed by the fact that people have destroyed pretty much all of it and urging kids to fix it. It's straightforward, doesn't hide its message. Also, the painted illustrations are wonderful. A history of the everglades told in mythic tones, followed by the fact that people have destroyed pretty much all of it and urging kids to fix it. It's straightforward, doesn't hide its message. Also, the painted illustrations are wonderful.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Betsy

    Love this book especially for the beautiful artwork. A little long for a read aloud but good for students to read on their own.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Meredith Henning

    Seamus loves this one!

  20. 5 out of 5

    John Smith

    lame

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael Fitzgerald

    Nice pictures, starts off with a decent story, but then veers offcourse into the whole "humans are bad and the world would be much better off without them" propaganda. Nice pictures, starts off with a decent story, but then veers offcourse into the whole "humans are bad and the world would be much better off without them" propaganda.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Heather

  23. 5 out of 5

    Maria

  24. 5 out of 5

    Virginia

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tina

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sheila R

  27. 5 out of 5

    Iluvdonny

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marta

  29. 5 out of 5

    Meleah Miller

  30. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

  31. 4 out of 5

    Ben

  32. 5 out of 5

    Kara

  33. 5 out of 5

    Vera Knighton

  34. 5 out of 5

    Clover

  35. 5 out of 5

    Holly

  36. 4 out of 5

    Brooke

  37. 4 out of 5

    Burt

  38. 4 out of 5

    Donna

  39. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Deliyannides

  40. 4 out of 5

    Diane

  41. 5 out of 5

    Elfie

  42. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

  43. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  44. 5 out of 5

    The Reading Countess

  45. 5 out of 5

    Maryam

  46. 5 out of 5

    Amy

  47. 4 out of 5

    Craig Pittman

  48. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

  49. 4 out of 5

    Shaeley Santiago

  50. 5 out of 5

    Bill Loftus

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.