One Day in the Desert by Jean Craighead George
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Explains how the animal and human inhabitants of the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, including a mountain lion, a roadrunner, a coyote, a tortoise, and members of the Papago Indian tribe, adapt to and survive the desert's merciless heat.
 

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Jean Craighead George wrote over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and she received a 1960 Newbery Honor for My Side of the Mountain. She continued to write acclaimed picture books that celebrate the natural world. Her other books with Wendell Minor include The Wolves Are Back; Luck; Everglades; Arctic Son; Morning, Noon, and Night; and Galapagos George.
 
Published April 1, 1996 by Perfection Learning. 48 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Science & Math, Education & Reference.

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meanwhile, Rebecca has seen dozens of other creatures--including a flying squirrel that walks into her hand and newly-hatched wood ducks jumping 40 feet from their nest to get to the pond below--and has put out a fire accidentally ignited by her magnifying glass.

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Pub Date: March 28th, 1984 ISBN: 0439099161 Page count:...

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Also interwoven with the Lion's movements (in much greater detail than the Indian bit) are the activities of a coyote, a roadrunner, a group of peccaries, a tarantula and a headstand beetle, a tortoise, a kangaroo rat, and others--constantly breaking the thin narrative thread.

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