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Desert Scrapbook [Paperback]

Virginia Wright-Frierson
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May 1 2002
In the early morning hours, an artist stirs. Gathering her paints and notebook, she heads into the Arizona Sonoran Desert to explore its treasures. Sketching, painting, and writing, she records all that she sees and as night falls, she spreads out her pictures to make this scrapbook of her day, from dawn to dusk.

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Grade 3-6?An artist's readable narrative accompanies her accomplished drawings in this slim, colorful volume. Wright-Frierson invites readers to spend a day in her company, savoring the Sonoran Desert of the American Southwest. She presents a dawn to dusk panorama in a profusion of watercolor sketches and a brief, conversational text. While calling to mind Jennifer Dewey's Night and Day in the Desert (Little, 1991) or Joyce Powzyk's Wallaby Creek (Lothrop, 1985), this artist's sketchbook is intensely personal. Her goal is not scientific depth, though the snippets of information may well entice the intellectually curious to conduct further investigations. Rather, her "scrapbook" serves to give a rich impression of a unique ecological environment: a feel for a landscape of compelling extremes and the creatures who have adapted to meet its unforgiving demands. Admirably done.?Patricia Manning, Eastchester Public Library, NY
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. This is a lovely tribute to the Sonoran Desert by an author-illustrator who has spent many hours observing and sketching there. Writing in the first person, Wright-Frierson describes the many sights she has seen on her rambles and includes handsome watercolors of animals, insects, and plants, as well as tinier pieces of the desert's landscape, such as quail eggs, butterfly wings, a prickly pear pad, and even cottontail droppings. The picture-book format makes this accessible to younger children as well as middle-graders who might use it for school reports. Highly evocative and quite beautiful, this will give readers a real sense of the desert and what is hidden just below its expansive surface. Ilene Cooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I find a beautiful view and sit quietly, listening and waiting for the animals to get used to my presence. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Living book March 5 2013
Format:Paperback
My little girl was transported! Loved this journey this amazing book took us on! Buy it, it should be on your shelf!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For Every Elementary School Classroom June 23 2000
Format:Hardcover
This book is so very full of incredible information about deserts. Amazing illustrations too!Buy it and show your kids! They'll keep coming back to it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For Every Elementary School Classroom June 23 2000
By Frank Murphy - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is so very full of incredible information about deserts. Amazing illustrations too!Buy it and show your kids! They'll keep coming back to it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful illustrations and story Oct. 15 2013
By Natalie L. Comer - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book! A wonderful example of nature journaling. I love the variety of critters and plant life included...so much in the desert!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book! May 1 2013
By Marianne Noller - Published on Amazon.com
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I really love the desert and this book was just wonderful. Anyone can take a photo but to paint the desert in all it's glory this book is the best I've ever seen. The artist captured it just like it really looks. Wish there were more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for learning about the Sonoran Desert May 30 2009
By PJ Fred - Published on Amazon.com
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I use this book at school when we are learning about the Sonoran Desert. I love the scrapbook style and the real connections the author makes. I use it to encourage my students to keep a nature journal.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely! Nov. 4 2013
By Heather - Published on Amazon.com
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We love Virginia Wright-Frierson and have bought all of her books! The illustrations are beautiful and very inspiring for a young naturalist and artist!
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