Desert Voices

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Aladdin, Mar 31, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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.

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User Review  - aleader - LibraryThing

This book is written in free verse style, but it really is a long poem about the desert and its creatures. Each poem is written from the point of view of the animal. The words give a feel for the life ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Interesting, sparse and beautiful as the desert and its creatures. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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