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Peter Lourie
Peter Lourie was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in New England, Ontario, Canada, and New York City. He holds a BA in classics from New York University, an MA in English Literature from the University of Maine, and an MFA in nonfiction creative writing from Columbia University. He has... show more



Peter Lourie was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in New England, Ontario, Canada, and New York City. He holds a BA in classics from New York University, an MA in English Literature from the University of Maine, and an MFA in nonfiction creative writing from Columbia University. He has taught writing for many years (Middlebury College, Columbia College, University of Vermont), and now makes his living traveling, writing and photographing. He also visits schools to share his adventures with students and teachers. He lives in Vermont where he is now working on an ongoing NSF-funded digital story-telling project about the Arctic, Arcticstories.net, and a new book for Henry Holt about Jack London and the Klondike Gold Rush.Manatee Scientists an Oprah Best Kids' Books 2012 pick http://peterlourie.comhttp://peterlourie.com/bio/index.htmhttp://arcticstories.net

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TsalagiWriter rated it 10 years ago
A book about the Amazon, its forests, and the people who live there.The pictures are nice and I liked reading about the Amazon and the way of life there. It is sad that it's being destroyed, though. I wish more people would read books such as this so they can realize how important it is to save the ...
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