A WILD SPRING IN YELLOWSTONE a fun, short book for young readers, shows
John on a visit to Yellowstone National Park with his parents and his
faithful Labrador Belle. John doesn't realise that
his dad means it literally when he says photography can be
magic. A few photos later, John presses something unusual
and is transported to a different part of the park. Belle
is with him because he is holding her lead.
As well as the descriptions of settings, we get some great
nature photos. A bald eagle, a rainbow lake, and Old
Faithful geyser are just some of the sights found by John
as he keeps taking photos and trying to rejoin his parents.
Plenty of wildlife lives in this huge park and John has to
worry that some of it may be hungry, or that he may lose
The language is simple enough for pre-teens, and the quick
changes of scene keep a reader wanting to turn the page.
A WILD SPRING IN YELLOWSTONE is the first in a
series called The Flash Adventures so clearly that magic
camera has some more travels lined up for later. Author R.
E. Janet has created a fun way for kids to learn a little
about nature. I think a lot of young people would enjoy
this book, and John's adventures would make a good
discussion point for a class or a family.
John is thrilled to be out west and finally go to Yellowstone National Park. He
can't wait to see the sights, hike the trails, and take pictures with his new
camera. But on their first day in the park, everything changes in a flash. What
happened? John and his Labrador Retriever, Belle, wind up in the Yellowstone
wild, and find out really quick that they aren't alone. Can they make it back
safely, with the park teeming with wild animals? But how? What will they
find...or...what will find them?