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Rocks that look like castles against the sky, quiet, broken only by the trill of a canyon wren; the cool, clear night alight with millions of stars--all the wonders of the desert canyonlands come vividly alive as a mother and daughter set out on their first backpacking trip together. Evocative watercolor paintings and a lyrical first-person narrative capture the magic of t ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1996 by Sierra Club Books for Children
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Desert Trip was an informative read about a girl's trip to the desert. It included a lot of details and facts about desert plants. I especially liked the book illustrations, which were done in a watercolor-esque technique. On many of the pages, there were also small illustrations of what specific desert plants looked like. Overall, this would be an interesting read for a child interested in nature, hiking, and desert-life.
Feb 11, 2010 Julie marked it as to-read
Recommended to Julie by: Carol Hurst
We go with a little girl and her mother as they enjoy a camping trip in the southwestern desert. The mother points out many of the desert plants and, particularly, one beautiful flower.