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Byrd Baylor

Byrd Baylor grew up in Tucson and wrote for the Tucson Citizen and City Magazine. She's written 25 children's books and a number of magazine articles. Her writings are centered on her love of the natural world, and specifically, the Sonoran Desert. Baylor lives in a simple, solar-powered house near Arivaca. She is at home with the southwestern desert cliffs and mesas, rocks, and open skies. The Tohono O'odham people, previously known as the Papagos, are her neighbours and close friends. Her driveway is a rutted, rock-filled track that meanders through the desert for several miles before arriving at her home. Reporter Mark Duggan scraped an oil pan several times, and almost got lost trying to find her house. But when he arrived, he found a gracious host. Byrd Baylor talked about her simple lifestyle, her early days in Tucson, her writing, and her love of nature.

 

Everybody Needs A Rock
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Everybody needs a rock -- at least thats the way this particular author feels about it in presenting her own highly individualistic rules for finding just the right rock for you.

Reviews
"With her spare, poetic prose, the author gives us ten rules for picking our own special rocks, leading us through smell, taste, feel and sight. Her locale is southwestern United States and Peter Parnall's illustrations match it well. His lines trail off into the vast spaces and his figures, especially the rocks, seem to grow out of that space. Baylor's ten rules, stated with a deadpan humor and delight in the beauty inherent in those rocks, lead the reader to look more carefully at them, using all their senses to make those observations.This is an indispensable book for classroom units on rocks and minerals, of course." - Carol Hurst, BooksInTheClassroom.com

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32 pages | 9.50" x 8.00"

$9.99

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Hawk, I'm Your Brother
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

A desert boy captures a young hawk, hoping it will teach him how to fly.

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48 pages | 7.75" x 10.00"

$11.99

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I'm In Charge Of Celebrations
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

From the highly acclaimed team of Byrd Baylor and PeterParnall comes the story of a girl who shares her love for desert life as she tells of treasured experiences like dancing in the wind on Dust Devil Day or sleeping outside on a hot summer night during The Time of the Falling Stars. Baylor's radiant prose-poem and Parnall's exquisite illustrations combine to create a joyous celebration of the human spirit.

Reviews
"With a text by Byrd Baylor and pictures by Peter Parnall, this delightful book will inspire you to create your own holidays. "Last year I gave myself one hundred and eight celebrations — besides the ones that they close school for," announces a young girl. She lives in the desert and just laughs when people suggeset that she might get lonely. How could she get lonely when there are so many things around her that catch her attention and fill her with wonder?" - Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality Practice

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32 pages | 8.00" x 10.00"

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The Other Way to Listen
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

The Caldecott Honor author/illustrator team that brought readers "The Desert Is Theirs" and "The Way to Start a Day" returns with this tale of truly listening to the world around us. In "The Other Way to Listen", a young boy is eager to learn and an old man is happy to share his wisdom.

Full color Ages 6-9.

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The Table Where Rich People Sit
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4; 5;

As her family attempts to calculate their values, the colors of blooming cactus, and the calls of eagles and great horned owls, a young girl--who has been led astray by the family's lack of material wealth--realizes what really matters. Color illustrations.

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The Way to Start a Day
Authors:
Byrd Baylor
Artists:
Peter Parnell
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous;
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

In this Caldecott Honor Book, the way to start the day is to go outside, face the east and greet the sun, as others in the past and present have celebrated the dawn.

Reviews
"Throughout the book Baylor gives examples of cavemen and cavewomen, of Peruvian Indians, of Egyptians and others who have celebrated the dawn - with drum beats, ringing of bells, gifts of gold or flowers - different people in different ways.  Parnall's glittering paintings alternate between swirling shapes in the vibrant hues of sunrise and strong, equally stunning geometrics that depict Pharaohs, Indians, Congolese, and all whom Baylor offers as examples in this beautiful work"  - Publishers Weekly 

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