Desert is Theirs

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You may think of the desert as a harsh, dry place where no one would ever want to live — but think again.
The Desert People know. so do the animals. Both love the land, and "share the feeling of being brothers in the desert, of being desert creatures together."
Byrd Baylor's spare, poetic text and Peter Parnall's striking illustrations lime the sky, stone and sand of the desert in this haunting book.

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Overview

You may think of the desert as a harsh, dry place where no one would ever want to live — but think again.
The Desert People know. so do the animals. Both love the land, and "share the feeling of being brothers in the desert, of being desert creatures together."
Byrd Baylor's spare, poetic text and Peter Parnall's striking illustrations lime the sky, stone and sand of the desert in this haunting book.

Simple text and illustrations describe the characteristics of the desert and its plant, animal, and human life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689711053
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 4/30/1987
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 348,154
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Byrd Baylor lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2006

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    The Desert Is Theirs is about the animals and people of the desert. If you want to read wonderful descriptions about the desert, and those who live there, this book is for you! It talks about 'hard skinny plants' and how the Indians 'know desert secrets that no one else knows.' The illustrations in this book are very interesting with mixes of black, white, and bold colors. Byrd Baylor is the author of this book, and the subject of desert life, as well as the lives of Native Americans was one of his greatest passions. I would recommend this book for children grades 4 and up. Baylor, Byrd. The Desert Is Theirs. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975.

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