Tessa McMillan


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Claudia McGhee, Environment & Ecology, Nature, Conservation, Nonfiction, Science

Document Type

Book Review


Many years ago, a creek ran through the Iowan countryside. It teemed with fish and insects, attracting local wildlife to the creek’s plentiful banks. All of that changed when a farmer bought the acreage and bulldozed the creek away from its natural course. For years the land was farmed until a new owner, Mike, bought the property. Mike wanted to restore the parcel to its original wildness by bringing back the creek. Many thought Mike’s plans were foolish, but he moved forward, confident in his vision. After much research, hard work, and help, Mike found and restored the creek to its original glory.