A Fawn in the Grass

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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An intriguing journey into the natural world -- from deep in the grass to high overhead.

"There's a worm on a string,
who is swaying in space.
There's a white butterfly
on a circle of lace."

As a young child takes a walk in the woods, the world comes alive with creatures and treasures big and small -- from ants and lizards to moles and hawks. But the most special discovery of the day is the fawn in the grass who watches the narrator's journey begin and end.

Joanne Ryder's lyrical text and Keiko Narahashi's beautifully detailed illustrations capture the wonders of nature from a child's point of view.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This is a simple, nicely illustrated, poetic text about observations made in a typical semi-rural backyard. It is based on the author's personal experience with a doe and fawn that temporarily lived ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Inspired by a fawn's temporary residence in her yard, Ryder (Each Living Thing, 2000, etc.) offers a child's brief nature walk in simply written verse: "There's a squirrel who clings to the side of a ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Joanne Ryder has written many books for children, including Earthdance. She is the recipient of the American Nature Study Society's Award for Children's Science Literature. Joanne lives in Pacific Grove, California with her husband Laurence Yep.

Keiko Narahashi has illustrated several picture books for young readers, including Without Wings, Mother, How Can I Fly? Keiko lives in New York City with her family.

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