We inched our way up and up— The waterfall roared by our ears
into a great rumbling boiling witch's cauldron
far below. "I'm scared," said my brother.
I said, "Just don't look down." Their father says it can't be done, but when two brothers on a camping trip come upon a magnificent waterfall, they resolve to scale the steep rocky slope to its top. In this evocative narrative, inspired by actual experience, renowned writer and poet Jonathan London invites young readers to share in his deep love of the outdoors: from skinny-dipping in a perfect swimming hole, to basking in the warmth of a campfire, to falling asleep to the mysterious rustling of night animals just outside the tent. Perfectly complemented by Jill Kastner's lush nature scenes, readers will be lured into the heart of a summer forest.
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Jonathan London is the creator of twenty-three books about lovable and enduringly popular Froggy. He is also a poet and a novelist. Jonathan and his wife live in Graton, California.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3-A July camping trip takes two brothers and their parents deep into the mountains. They wade through a cold creek, carrying their backpacks on their heads, and find a swimming hole in which the boys skinny-dip. Refreshed, they hike farther upstream and discover a magnificent waterfall framed by a rainbow. The boys want to scale the steep sides, but their father says it is too difficult. After a night under the stars, their desire to climb the insurmountable has not diminished. The four of them return to the waterfall, and the boys scramble up the rocks like mountain goats. Mom and Dad watch them dance in triumph at the top and decide to follow suit. Now, the sons watch in anxious excitement while their parents crawl from one steep ledge to another. Safely at the top, the family shares a treasured moment, elated by both the physical challenge and the spectacular scenery. Rich with lush greenery and expressive faces, Kastner's illustrations have the luminous quality of an impressionistic painting. This book complements Allen Say's The Lost Lake (Houghton, 1989) and Deborah Gould's Camping in the Temple of the Sun (Bradbury, 1992), showing family relationships solidified through outdoor adventures.
Jackie Hechtkopf, Talent House School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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