The Desert Is Theirs
By Byrd Baylor, Illustrated by Peter Parnall
A Caldecott Honor Book
You may think of the desert as a harsh, dry place where no one would ever want to live - but think again.
The Desert People know. So do the animals. Both love the land, and "share the feeling of being brothers and sisters in the desert, of being desert creatures together".
Byrd Baylor's spare, poetic text and Peter Parnall's striking illustrations have brilliantly integrated myth, folklore and factual description into a coherent whole...The unique, multidimensional presentation is eloquent, profound, and totally absorbing."
-The Horn Book