Desert Giant : The World of the Saguaro Cactus

Desert Giant : The World of the Saguaro Cactus

by Barbara Bash
     
 

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Documents the life cycle and ecosystem of the giant saguaro cactus and the desert animals it helps to support.

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Documents the life cycle and ecosystem of the giant saguaro cactus and the desert animals it helps to support.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
These giant denizens of the Sonoran desert--and the multitudinous life forms they sustain or affect--are depicted in vivid text and paintings. Ages 6-10. (Apr.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-6 A lap-size book with colorful, detailed illustrations that complement clear text descriptive of the life cycle of a saguaro cactus and its uses by and contributions to southwestern desert dwellersinsect, reptile, animal, and human. Bash is informative without oversimplification or hyperscientificism. For pictorial and topic information, Desert Giant is comparable to Patricia Lauber's Life on a Giant Cactus (Garrard, 1974), and superior to Anita Holmes' The 100-Year-Old Cactus (Four Winds, 1983). It contains a delightful sequence showing how desert Indians harvest and use saguaro fruitnot mentioned in either of the other books. A handsome addition to books on this subject. George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780382336546
Publisher:
Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Edition description:
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