Yosemite's Songster: One Coyote's Story

Yosemite's Songster: One Coyote's Story


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Coyote is separated from her mate by a rockfall and searches the park to find him. Sometimes silent, occasionally observed, always watchful, Coyote makes her way from one memorable site to another, singing a lonely song of yips and yowls. Gorgeous watercolor paintings of Yosemite illuminate this ultimately satisfying story, while the text closely observes one of the park's most familiar kind of wild resident. Young readers will discover much about coyotes, and will also delight in spotting the places they too have visited—Half Dome, Sentinel Bridge, Stoneman Meadow, the Ahwahnee, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781930238343
Publisher: Yosemite Conservancy
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Ginger Wadsworth is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five nonfiction children’s books. She has frequently explored Yosemite National Park to pursue her passions for hiking, photography, bird watching, camping, and to research her books, including this one. Daniel San Souci was born in San Francisco and grew up across the bay in Berkeley, California. In 1978 he started a career in book illustration. Daniel has published over eighty books and created many book covers which include wildlife and national park titles.

Read an Excerpt

That night, Coyote follows the Merced River
to Sentinel Bridge.
On the east side of the stone bridge,
visitors gaze at Half Dome
and at the moon rising beyond the magnificent
Some click cameras.
Others hold hands.
On the west side, Coyote raises her muzzle high
and howls at the star-filled sky.
At last, a familiar yip returns her song!

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