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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Adventure, Explore, Discover

Series: America's National Parks

By Amy Graham

The area now known as Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, was once the ancestral land of the Cherokee Indians. In addition to the history of the region and its early settlers, readers can learn about exploring highlights of the Smokies like Mount LeConte, Clingmans Dome, and the Appalachian Trail. Author Amy Graham discusses the park's resident plants and animals—it's known as the “salamander capital of the world”—as well as invasive species like the wild boar and woolly adelgid. Fun activities such as hiking, camping, visiting the Mountain Farm Museum and taking wildflower tours are also featured.

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Reviews

"Amy Graham does a great job describing this wondrous park and will captivate readers of all ages . . . an enjoyable read for anyone interested in nature or this Park."

Book Buzz, August 2011

". . . an excellent addition to both middle and high school libraries."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2008

"Report writers, especially, may find the publisher's enhanced website a welcome shortcut to doing their own Internet research."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

"Each informative, well-written book . . . is a great update for collections housing older material on national parks."

School Library Journal, Fall 2008

"Great non-fiction book to assist in world knowledge and research using computer technology and great text."

Clark County School District, January 12, 2009

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