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Cactus queen : Minerva Hoyt establishes Joshua Tree National Park  Cover Image Book Book

Cactus queen : Minerva Hoyt establishes Joshua Tree National Park / written by Lori Alexander ; pictures by Jenn Ely.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781662680212
  • ISBN: 166268021X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, [2024]

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Summary, etc.:
Long before she became known as the Cactus Queen, Minerva Hamilton Hoyt found solace in the unexpected beauty of the Mojave Desert in California. She loved the jackrabbits and coyotes, the prickly cacti, and especially the weird, spiky Joshua trees. However, in the 1920s, hardly anyone else felt the same way. The desert was being thoughtlessly destroyed by anyone and everyone. Minerva knew she needed to bring attention to the problem. With the help of her gardening club, taxidermists, and friends, she took the desert east and put its plants and animals on display. The displays were a hit, but Minerva needed to do much more: she wanted to have the desert recognized as a national park. Although she met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and won him over, Minerva still had to persuade politicians, scientists, teachers, and others to support her cause. And, it worked! Minerva's efforts led to what came to be known as Joshua Tree National Park in California, and saved hundreds of thousands of plants and animals. Now, the millions of people who visit each year have learned to love the desert, just as Minerva did.
Subject: Hoyt, Minerva, 1866-1945 > Juvenile literature.
Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.) > Juvenile literature.
Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Desert conservation > California > History > Juvenile literature.
Natural history > California > Joshua Tree National Park > Juvenile literature.
Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.) > History.
Desert conservation > California > History.
Hoyt, Minerva, 1866-1945.
Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.)
Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.) > History.
Desert conservation > California > History.
Natural history > California > Joshua Tree National Park.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Children's stories > Pictorial works.
Biographies.
Picture books.

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  • 7 of 11 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe.

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  • 1 current hold with 11 total copies.
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Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe NEW J B HOYT (Text) 34026155518892 Juvenile Biography Checked out 07/12/2024

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