The Great Lakes are North America's own inland seas. What surprises lurk hidden at the bottom of the Great Lakes, or in their past? Pirates, shipwrecks, forests, and mysteries abound. Bordered by nine states or provinces, the Great Lakes hold 21% of the world's fresh water. In this young reader's book, the author lays out the history and future of the Great Lakes in its many facets. She includes the geological, ecological, and human history. By weaving these all together, the author allows the reader to better understand the world's largest group of freshwater lakes, and their impact on people across North America, and beyond.
About the Author
Maureen Dunphy visited 136 Great Lakes Basin islands over the course of 27 trips during two island seasons. She is the author of Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure, a 2017 Michigan Notable Book, which also won the Midwest Book Travel Award and the Next Generation Indie Book Travel/Travel Guide Award. Dunphy lives on the lower peninsula of the "Mitten State," spending weekends at her cottage on Ontario's Pelee Island in Lake Erie.