Welcome to the home page of seashore naturalist Larry Points, co-author of three children's nature books about Assateague Island's wild ponies, Atlantic Coast beaches, and barrier island birds. Each soft cover book described below consists of 32 pages loaded with several dozen full color photographs. An order form will allow anyone to obtain a signed copy with a personal message to the recipient from the author.
Teachers may be interested in a future visit by Mr. Points to their school, or in an opportunity now for their students to obtain discounted copies of signed books.
Assateague - Island of the Wild Ponies
Made famous by the fictional book, Misty of Chincoteague, Assateague's wild horses, known locally as 'ponies', have been roaming their unique barrier island habitat for over 200 years. While a children's book, readers of all ages will enjoy the unique photos and learning about the social behavior and natural history of these animals as they go about a year of their life.
Ribbons of Sand - Exploring Atlantic Beaches
Ribbons of sand looks at the beauty of beaches along the East and Gulf Coasts. Subjects include sand, seashore plants and animals, and beachcombing objects which are of common interest to children and their families. Environmental concerns of the sensitive seashore habitat are also explored.
Barrier Islands are for the Birds
From ocean beaches to salt marsh bays, Atlantic barrier islands have interesting habitats that are home to many resident and migratory birds. Dozens of colorful species are presented in delightful poses and behaviors. Readers learn that coastal birds and their habitats are environmentally sensitive, and the text is rich with helpful tips for observation.
To learn more about Assateague's wild horses visit the Assateague Island National Seashore web page.
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Last updated February 11, 2008