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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  8 reviews
‘A wounded mountain lion moves from his mountain habitat to a Papago Indian hut in Arizona’s Sonoran desert during a record-breaking July day. All creation adapts to the blistering heat until a cloudburst causes a flash flood. With a measured yet vivid style, this introduction to desert ecology makes a memorable impact." —SLJ.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published April 12th 1996 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1983)
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I rated this 3 stars, but that would be as a read aloud and study starter. To just read for fun would be more like a 2 - 2.5
Oct 13, 2014 Lynn added it
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Can't remember whether I read the prairie one too. Probably not. I remember this one and the rain forest one the most vividly.
I loved reading books about nature and wild animals when I was little, so when I saw this book and it's companion One Day in the Prairie I was excited. The books really were interesting, this one had one evolutionary reference, but other than that, it was fine.
I don't know how I would recommend this books to students. A short chapter book in a narrative style that manages to capture many scientific details. I want to tell stories like this...but the ending was rather abrupt. Still, I plan to read others in the "One Day" series, eventually.
An excellent book for young children interested in nature, It was short (46 pages) and well-written with some illustrations. My son had some reading fatigue this summer so it was a nice way to re-engage him with a short, quality book.
Feb 11, 2010 Julie marked it as to-read
Recommended to Julie by: Carol Hurst
Shelves: 3, 4, 5, 6, desert-theme
We spend a hot July day in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona observing the mechanisms plants and animals use to stay cool and following a wounded mountain lion who must get to water to survive.
this was a good book it had a story made up of facts if you ever heard the more you read the more facts or the smarter you get well i just learned a lot so its true
Sep 09, 2007 Jo rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: fiction, youth
This is one of a fantastic series of differnt geo. areas. They are loaded with voc. and real animal/ enviroment behavior.
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Jean Craighead George wrote over eighty popular books for young adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor book My Side of the Mountain. Most of her books deal with topics related to the environment and the natural world. While she mostly wrote children's fiction, she also wrote at least two guides to cooking with wild foods, and an autobiography, Journey ...more
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