Sonoran Seasons: A Year in the Desert

Sonoran Seasons: A Year in the Desert

by Gisela Jernigan, E. Wesley Jernigan

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Capping the "Desert Trilogy" (Agave Blooms Just Once and One Green Mesquite Tree), this book provides a month-by-month look at the plants that supported the native tribes in the American southwest. Young readers may be surprised to learn that the Sonoran desert is filled with lots of edible plants and beautiful flowers. Taken together, these books will strike a responsive chord for those who come to the Southwest for a visit, or who just want to expand the horizons of young readers.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-A curiosity for browsers that introduces 12 edible or food-related plants of the Sonoran Desert-one for each month of the year. The text consists of five-line, rhyming stanzas, each of which is accompanied by a realistic, full-page illustration. The pages are decorated with Indian-motif borders. Probably the most important part of the book appears at the end of the useful glossary-a warning against picking endangered plants or those on public lands, and against eating plants without checking first with an adult expert. This title might be of interest to readers who live in cactus country.-George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

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Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
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Product dimensions:
7.77(w) x 11.27(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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