9781554984145

The Slippers' Keeper

  • ISBN 13:

    9781554984145

  • ISBN 10:

    1554984149

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/14/2015
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books

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Summary

Born in 1914, Joe Purdon was one of North America’s early conservationists. After stumbling as a child upon a cluster of Showy Lady’s Slippers in bloom, Joe dedicated his life to protecting these rare orchids. In this picture book, award-winning author and illustrator Ian Wallace depicts how Joe Purdon became a steward of a fragile piece of land in Eastern Ontario. Thanks to his passion, diligence and generosity, the Purdon Conservation Area (now the Mississippi Valley Conservation Area) was established in 1982. It is home to one of the largest colonies of Showy Lady’s Slippers in North America

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