Welcome to the River of Grass

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Putnam's, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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From creatures that fly to those that crawl, here is the cycle of life in the Everglades, presented in lilting, poetic words and lush, dramatic images.

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User Review  - librarymediaman - LibraryThing

Excellent vocabulary, amazing use of 'exciting verbs'. Example from p. 17: "Palmetto bugs, like shiny brown leaves, weave in and out of the grass. They pass spiderwebs spun out across resurrection ferns that the first soft rains have startled into life." Read full review

About the author (2001)

Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1960 and a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults, and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic. She has won numerous awards including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.

Laura Regan has illustrated several books for children including Sun Song by Jean Marzollo and Welcome to the Icehouse by Jane Yolen. She lives in Woodside, CA.

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