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Summer Reading 2021

Information about Summer Reading at Central Catholic High School

Why Choose This Book?

Martin Marten
Martin Marten by Brian Doyle

by Brian Doyle

" As Martin [the Pine Marten] and Dave's paths cross on forest trails and rocky mountaintops, they and we witness the full, unknowable breadth and vast sweep of life, and the awe inspiring interconnectedness of the world and its many inhabitants, human and otherwise.." -- NoveList

"There is adventure, near tragedy, and romance in this luminous novel. The descriptions of the woods will inspire any city dweller to go on a hike"

- School Library Journal

Awards, Honors, Lists

  • Oregon Book Awards: Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature
  • 2017 John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing

Read this book if...

  • Nature, and a connection to the natural world, are important to you
  • You like locally set stories
  • You want to see the world from a non-human perspective



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