Desert Voices (Rise and Shine) (Paperback)

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By Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator)
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When a children's book is cherished and reread into adulthood, you know it's a book of gold. From the entrancing illustrations to the eloquent prose, Baylor and Parnall create some of the most special books in existence. —Emma

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On the hottest
summer afternoons
when desert creatures
look for shade
and stay close to the earth
and keep their voices low
I sit high on a cactus
and fling
my loud ringing trill
out to the sun...
So sings the Cactus Wren, one of the ten desert creatures that speaks for itself in the evocative and lyrical verses of Desert Voices. In both text and illustration, Desert Voices conveys a message of spirit and courage from the shy and quiet creatures of the beautiful desert land.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780689716911
ISBN-10: 0689716915
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 14th, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Rise and Shine