Book Publishers of Texas Award for Best Book for Children or Young People, Texas Institute of Letters, 1998
1999, Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
"One Hundred Books for Reading and Sharing, 1998," The New York Public Library
Finalist, PEN Center USA West 1999 Literary Award in Children’s Literature
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This evocative collection of poems combines Pat Mora¹s simple, yet shining words with Steve Jenkin¹s bright collage images. The landscapes, animals, and people come into sharp focus and the beauty and mystery of the American Southwest are captured.
"Rich imagery, best savored at a leisurely pace, evokes the terrain and denizens of the American Southwest in these poems … Readers-aloud will welcome the glossary of Spanish terms with pronunciation that is included."—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
"This gem is both a lovely book and an evocative look at a magical place."—School Library Journal
"Some of the poems have an ear-pleasing music that lifts the words from the page and sets them dancing."—Kirkus Reviews
"These spare and dramatic poems transport readers to the American Southwest-where the sky often does seem big"—Children's Literature
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