Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-60639-099-3
Author: Ellen Horowitz
Pages: 48

What I Saw in Glacier:

A Kid's Guide to the National Park

Text by Ellen Horowitz
Photography by Christopher Cauble

Explore Glacier—its wildlife, history, glaciers and more—and keep track of the things you see in the park. See how much you can check off—and have fun looking and learning. Then take this book home to share your Glacier National Park experience with family, friends, and classmates.

This guide is packed with:

  • color photos to help you identify
  • lively descriptions
  • fun "guess what" factoids
  • precise "where to see it" directions

Press Release

Glacier kids’ book is an innovative journal and treasure hunt

A new book by a Columbia Falls author makes it fun for young people to find and identify Glacier National Park’s most frequently seen plants, animals, geological features, and more, and then share their experiences with friends, family, and classmates.

What I Saw in Glacier by Ellen Horowitz describes specific things kids can see in the park and asks them to keep track of what they saw. For example, when kids see bighorn sheep, they write in the book how many they saw, where they saw them, and what they were doing. The book explains the natural history of bighorn sheep and uses several photographs to help kids identify them.

From ancient rocks to iconic red busses, finding and checking off the various features becomes an educational treasure hunt, making the book a great way to keep kids entertained and engaged on park visits. There’s even a page for getting a park ranger’s autograph.

The book’s layout is very readable and kid friendly, and it features dozens of beautiful color photos by Montana photographer Christopher Cauble.

An outdoor educator whose career spans more than 35 years, Horowitz guides trips in Glacier and has received Montana Audubon’s Educator of the Year Award for her work as a natural history instructor at Flathead Valley Community College, the Glacier Institute, and Road Scholar.

What I Saw in Glacier is available at local bookstores and at hotels and gift shops in the park.


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About the Author

An outdoor educator whose career spans more than 35 years, Ellen Horowitz teaches preschoolers to adults about the wildflowers and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains. Montana Audubon has honored her with their Educator of the Year Award for her work as a natural history instructor at Flathead Valley Community College, the Glacier Institute and Road Scholar. In addition, she has received awards for her magazine writing from Outdoor Writers Association of America and the National Wildlife Federation. What I Saw in Glacier is her first book. Ellen lives on a farm in Columbia Falls, Montana, with her husband, their Australian cattle dog and six mules.

About the Photographer

Christopher Cauble grew up in Montana, where he began his passion for photography by exploring the mountains with a 35mm film camera passed down from his parents. After graduating from the University of Montana, he became a freelance photographer working mostly in Montana and Yellowstone National Park. His work has been featured in magazines and books, including Yellowstone: A Land of Wild and Wonder, A Montana Journal, and the popular children’s book, What I Saw In Yellowstone. Cauble is also a nature cinematographer and his videos have been published on many national and international news sites and television programs. He lives in Livingston, Montana. His work can be found at and on social media.

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