Wednesday, March 23, 2016

In the Canyon by Liz Garton Scanlon




Told in rhyme, this picture book explores a girl's day hike into the Grand Canyon. Readers follow her down the trail to the bottom, meeting various animals and experiencing nature along the way. At the book's end, the girl's in her room in the city, peering up at the moon. She has kept the Grand Canyon memories in her heart.  There's more information in the back: Author's Note, Glossary and Further Reading links. Ashley Wolff's illustrations, done in linoleum block print, capture the southwest feel of the location. A beautiful exploration of a national treasure.

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