Naomi Schalit

Naomi Schalit is executive director of Maine Rivers and the mother of two wilderness canoeists.

Does Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods say anything new?

OK, call me a crank, a malcontent, a hypercritical reviewer with a small, crabbed heart. But despite all its earnestness, despite its heartfelt message, which an environmentalist and concerned parent like me should embrace — in brief, that nature is …