The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor
(Aladdin Picture Books)

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As her family attempts to calculate the value of the desert hills, the colors of blooming cactus, and the calls of eagles and great horned owls, a young girl discovers that her impoverished family is rich in things that matter in life, especially being outdoors and experiencing nature.
 

About Byrd Baylor

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Byrd Baylor was born in Texas and now lives in Arizona. Her earlier books include "The Desert Is Theirs, The Way to Start a Day, " and "Hawk, I'm Your Brother, " all Caldecott Honor Books, as well as "Everybody Needs a Rock" and "I'm in Charge of Celebrations.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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But by giving another definition of rich, her folks set her straight: They are indeed rich in ways immeasurable by the dollar (although they assign monetary values to their pleasures for the purposes of the meeting).

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With the same prose poetry and sparsely colored line drawings that mark their other collaborations, Baylor and Parnall tell the story of Mountain Girl, who begins to see the wealth in her family's sim

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With the same prose poetry and sparsely colored line drawings that mark their other collaborations, Baylor and Parnall tell the story of Mountain Girl, who begins to see the wealth in her family's simple lifestyle.

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