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ERIC Number: EJ783695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Sy Montgomery: Part Indiana Jones and Part Emily Dickinson
Young, Terrell A.
Language Arts, v85 n3 p237-241 Jan 2008
As important as accuracy may be to nonfiction writers, few have taken such risks as Sy Montgomery in gathering information for her articles, books, and films. In this profile article, Young recounts many of the risks and adventures Montgomery has taken for the sake of accurate and impassioned writing. Montgomery says, "I consider my books love stories and that is why I write them. I want to convey to both adults and kids the thrill of discovery... I want my words to inspire people to love this Earth for its beautiful animals and intriguing mysteries and great adventures... This is the world that is in our hands not only to explore, but to honor, treasure, and protect."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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