Stories in Stone: Rock Art Pictures by Early Americans

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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A book about the rock art found on the canyon walls of the Coso Range, about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. The art is more than 3,000 years old and was made by Native Americans who lived and hunted in the area at the time. "An appealing book on a little-known subject." -- School Library Journal

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User Review  - odonnell - LibraryThing

In this nonfiction book, Arnold describes some of the over 100,000 examples of petroglyphs (some possibly up to 18,000 years old!) which were made in the Coso Range which is located about 200 miles ... Read full review

STORIES IN STONE: Rock Art Pictures by Early Americans

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Arnold (Fox, p. 894, etc.) visits the Mojave Desert's Coso Range for a look at some of the US's oldest, most durable—and most enigmatic—art. It's a good choice of location, with over 100,000 ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Caroline Arnold always loved books, but as a child she never thought of writing as a career. Born in Pittsburgh, she grew up in Minneapolis and studied art at Grinnell College and the University of Iowa. It was only after my children were born that I became acquainted with children's books and it occurred to me that I could use my training to become a children's book illustrator. I soon realized that I needed a text to go with the pictures, and the more I wrote, the more I realizedthat I liked writing as much as or more than drawing. I've always been fascinated by the natural world and love to go to the parks and museums. Perhaps that is why so many of my books are about scientific topics." Arnold is now the award-winning author of more than 100 books for children. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, a neuroscientist, and teaches writing at UCLA Extension. For more information visit

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