Reviews for Last Child in the Woods
"The simplest, most profound, and most helpful of any book I have read on the personal and historical situation of our children, and ourselves, as move into the twenty-first century."
"An honest, well-researched and well-written book. . . The first to give name to an undeniable problem."
"Louv's provocative new book. . . is raising debate and tough questions nationwide."
"With this scholarly yet practical book, Louv offers solutions for a healthier, greener tomorrow."
"Louv's case for. . . a drug-free 'nature' cure for many modern ills is too tantalizing to ignore."
"Parents, educators, therapists and city officials can benefit from taking seriously Louv's call for a 'nature-child reunion.'"
"One of the most thought-provoking, well-written books I've read in recent memory. It rivals Rachel Carson's Silent Spring."
"Important and original. . . . As Louv so eloquently and urgently shows, our mothers were right when they told us, day after day, 'Go out and play.'"
"This book is an absolute must-read for parents."
"Last Child in the Woods isn't an exercise in nostalgia. Mr. Louv provides plenty of evidence to back up his core contention."
"Our children are part of a truly vast experiment-the first generation to be raised without meaningful contact with the natural world. Richard Louv provides insight on what it's doing to our children, and savvy advice about how to restore the age-old relationship between people and the rest of the planet."