Christie Palmer Lowrance


Nature's Ambassador Thornton Burgess by Christie Palmer Lowrance

"I do not believe there is another book that is as carefully researched and rich in detail about this remarkable man. It is my hope that through this book a whole new audience for Thornton Burgess' timeless stories will emerge and that a broader acceptance of his legacy and place in the pantheon of environmental leaders will be solidified.”

-- Charles “Chuck” Roth, former Education Director
Massachusetts Audubon Society

“If the past is indeed a foreign country, then Christie Lowrance is the perfect tour guide: knowledgeable about her subject, fluent in the discourse of literature and science, and passionate about her work."

-- Mark Madison, Historian
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

"In her impeccably researched and organized biography, Ms. Lowrance gives us not only the complete life of Burgess, but the times and the connections...and we see him naturalist, environmentalist, conservationist, teacher, son, husband, father, grandfather, and the amazing children's writer he was. …This will remain the definitive Thornton Burgess volume for years to come, for scholars, naturalists, environmentalists, educators, and of course for us, Thornton W. Burgess fans everywhere.

-- Carolyn Lesser, Author
John Burroughs Award for Children’s Literature (1997)