Desert Discoveries

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Charlesbridge Publishing, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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At first glance, the desert seems dry, big and empty. But upon a second look, ! During the heat of the day, kangaroo rats sleep in their burrows while lizards sunbathe on rocks. At night, while roadrunners rest, bats wheel through the sky and coyotes howl at the moon. Full-color illustrations.

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A marvelous book for younger readers. Each story has a page for the child to find something about the animal being described. Observation skills are certainly tuned here as well as some counting along ... Read full review

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Ginger Wadsworth is a native Californian. She received her B.A. in English from the University of California at Davis with a minor in American history. She has taken additional courses in early childhood education, children's literature, and creative writing. She has also studied outdoor education including general ecology, ornithology, and wildflowers.

Ginger taught part-time at an elementary level. She designed a nature program for her students and taught outdoor education classes. She is an environmentalist and a member of the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy Group, and several other conservation organizations.

Ginger has written many children's books, both fiction and non-fiction. She has a talent for presenting issues concerning the natural world to children. Some of her titles include, One On A Web, Desert Discoveries, One Tiger Growls, River Discoveries, John Burroughs, Sage of Slabsides (Clarion Books), Laura Ingalls Wilder, Storyteller of the Prairie (Lerner Publications), Rachel Carson, Voice for the Earth (Lerner Publications), and John Muir, Wilderness Protector (Lerner Publications).

Ginger lives in California with her husband has two grown sons. She enjoys gardening with native California plants, hiking, camping, bird watching, photography, traveling and reading. She comes from a family of writers and naturalists.

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