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The Desert Is Theirs
Title: The Desert Is Theirs
Author: Byrd Baylor
Illustrator: Peter Parnall
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Macmillan Publishing Company
Publication year: 1975
Brief Summary: From Amazon-“You may think of the desert as a harsh, dry place where no one would ever want to live — but think again. The Desert People know. so do the animals. Both love the land, and “share the feeling of being brothers in the desert, of being desert creatures together.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – Perhaps this book could be used to have young students become familiar with geography. This is also a great poetry picture book to introduce a child to.
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it–The illustrations in this book are rich with the colors of the desert. One of my favorite illustrations is of the colorful spiders sewing the world together with their webs.