ILLUSTRATED BY ANNE COE
WRITTEN BY MADELEINE DUNPHY
Despite its stark landscape and harsh climate, the Sonoran Desert teems with life. Hare, hawks, lizards, bobcats, badgers, coyote, all live among the desert’s fragrant mesquite and spiny cactus, and none can exist without the others. Madeleine Dunphy’s poetic read along text explores all the warm and native elements that make the American Southwest such a mystical place, while Anne Coe’s stunning paintings portray the desert’s plants and animals as well as the dazzling colors reflected in the rocks and skies of the Sonoran Desert.
“Dunphy’s cumulative poem explores the interrelationships between the living and nonliving elements of the Sonoran Desert. Coe’s luminous artwork includes both panoramic backgrounds and vibrant action close-ups that will appeal to young and old alike.”