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When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike #2020

When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of It took her two tries but in sixty seven year old Emma Grandma Gatewood became the first woman to solo hike the entire length of the Appalachia

  • Title: When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike
  • Author: Michelle Houts Erica Magnus
  • ISBN: 9780821422359
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike By Michelle Houts Erica Magnus, A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2016It took her two tries, but in 1955, sixty seven year old Emma Grandma Gatewood became the first woman to solo hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one thru hike Gatewood has become a legend for those who hike the trail, and in her home state of Ohio, where she helped found the Buckeye Trail In recent yearsA School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2016It took her two tries, but in 1955, sixty seven year old Emma Grandma Gatewood became the first woman to solo hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one thru hike Gatewood has become a legend for those who hike the trail, and in her home state of Ohio, where she helped found the Buckeye Trail In recent years, she has been the subject of a bestselling biography and a documentary film.In When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike, Michelle Houts brings us the first children s book about her feat, which she accomplished without professional gear or even a tent Houts chronicles the spirit of a seasoned outdoorswoman and mother of eleven whose grit and determination helped her to hike over two thousand miles Erica Magnus s vibrant illustrations capture the wild animals, people from all walks of life, and unexpected challenges that this strong willed woman encountered on the journey she initially called a lark Children ages 4 10 will delight in this narrative nonfiction work as they accompany Emma Gatewood on the adventure of a lifetime and witness her transformation from grandmother to hiking legend, becoming Grandma to all.

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    1. When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike is a picture book biography for children ages 4 10 It tells the story of Emma Rowena Caldwell Gatewood, who was the first woman to walk the entire length of the Appalachian trail The book is set in the 1950 s but the setting is mostly in nature, as Grandma Gatewood was a devoted gardener, homemaker and hiker.What I enjoyed about the book was learning about her home life as well as her journeys on the Appalachian Trail Her love of nature and walking, over cities [...]

    2. I was afraid my 3rd graders would tap out on Grandma Gatewood because it has a lot of text Boy, was I wrong They were riveted by this story Was it because she was from Ohio Was it because she told off a bobcat Was it because she braved the black flies Was it because she was bound and determined to complete her Appalachian Trial hike Was it because they could understand the stamina it took to complete it Yes to all of these things Although this book didn t make it very far on our March Madness Br [...]

    3. Senior power and girl power meet in this picture book biography of Emma Gatewood, who at 67 became the first woman to travel solo successfully across the Appalachian Trail in one fell swoop After a false try that included a meet up with bitey blackflies, broken spectacles, and getting lost, Grandma tried again But she did it This story will inspire readers to get up their gumption to accomplish goals Good back matter, too.

    4. A super cute and colorful biography that is based on the adult book, Grandma Gatewood s Walk The illustrations showcase a richness of color much like you d see if you were hiking during the spring, summer, or fall.Excellent

    5. SUMMARY When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike tells the true story of Emma Gatewood, the first woman to walk the Appalachian Trail It accompanies her story of trial, error, and sheer willpower with soft, colorful illustrations dabbled with colloquial dialogue and narrative and descriptive words The end of the book is cited with a photo of the real life Emma Gatewood, pictured in 1955 at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, as well as a note form the author on both the overall theme of triumph in the face of [...]

    6. Having read an adult biography of Grandma Gatewood, I was interested to see what Michelle Houts decided to include in this biography for children I think the book is great and would be inspiring for children Erica Magnus s pictures of Grandma Gatewood particularly, and also of the Appalachian Trail, have something special in the fullness of their natural detail and in the humanity of Grandma Gatewood, and are truly terrific You can just feel Grandma Gatewood striding along and there s a particul [...]

    7. Inspiring story of a spunky older woman who hiked the Appalachian Trail Good for talking to kids about perseverance and fulfilling your dreams, although some might lose interest because of the text heavy narrative.

    8. Never underestimate the vitality of a grandmother this one hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1955 at age 67, in sneakers and a hand sewn bag.

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