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Winner of the 2009 IPPY Bronze Award. The Little Saguaro/El sahuarito is a heartfelt story about life's joys and challenges, as revealed in a conversation between a mother saguaro and her daughter. As this intimate story unfolds, the exuberant life of the Sonoran Desert literally swirls around the giant cacti. Readers learn about human struggles and emotions, while at the same time being charmed by the variety of fascinating desert plants and animals captured in exquisite watercolor art. Engaging information about desert ecosystems included at the back of the book will be useful for teachers, parents, and curriculum specialists.
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Originally from the Midwest, Shannon Young graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1983. While living in Arizona, her appreciation for the beauty of the Sonoran Desert flourished and provided inspiration for writing The Little Saguaro/El sahuarito. Ms. Young's primary writing goal is for each of her books to benefit a children s charity or literacy program. She is donating a portion of the proceeds from The Little Saguaro to benefit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum's Laurel Clark Education Fund. The Fund provides innovative K-12 educational programs that bring a science curriculum to life with the fascinating natural history of the Sonoran Desert. Ms. Young lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her husband, son, and dog A.J. When she isn t writing children's books, she enjoys gardening, playing the piano, and having her dog take her on her daily walk. Professionally, she is a member of the SCBWI, Willamette Writers, Oregon Writer's Colony, and Litopia.Review:
In The Little Saguaro, Shannon Young vividly portrays the cycle of life and diversity of the desert. The story depicts a mother saguaro and her child, their deep emotions, and their relationship with each other and the plants and animals in their desert home. This tender story offers lessons in understanding fear and courage, and in finding joy in nature. Through Kim Duffek's heartwarming art, the beauty of the Sonoran Desert is brought to life in colorful and playfully intricate illustrations. Reading this story in English or Spanish and looking at the scenes on each page, I experience a symphony of the desert, where my heart and nature come together. Educational information at the back of the book on its desert creatures offers families and teachers many hours of learning and exploring. --Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
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Book Description Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Press, 2007. Condition: New. Kim Duffek (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1886679371
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