Sierra by Diane Siebert
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One of the Sierra Mountains speaks of the beauty and timelessness of herself and her sister peaks.
 

About Diane Siebert

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Diane Siebert is the author of Mojave, a 1988 Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, a 1988 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies, and a 1989 Teachers Choice, and Heartland, a 1989 Booklist Children's Editors' Choice, a 1989 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies, and a 1990 Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts. Ms. Siebert lives at Crooked River Ranch, Oregon. Wendell Minor is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of picture books, including his own "Yankee Doodle America", Robert Burleigh's "Into the Woods", and "Reaching for the Moon", written by Buzz Aldrin. Mr. Minor's work can be found in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Library of Congress. He lives with his wife, Florence, in Washington, Connecticut. Visit Wendell Minor at www.minorart.com.
 
Published March 21, 1991 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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As in Mojave (1988) and Heartland (1989), the land speaks here in first-person verse enumerating its qualities, fauna, geological history, etc.

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/ Come and know / Of how, ten million years ago, / Great forces, moving plates of earth, / Brought, to an ancient land, rebirth.'' Minor's impressive paintings are a tribute to the beauty and interrelation of the creatures that inhabit these mountains--from the sequoias that have ``watched three ...

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Sweeping landscapes and a songlike poem ""celebrate nature with awe and respect,"" said PW about this tribute to the majesty of the Sierra Nevada.

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