Synopses & Reviews
In the ponderosa pine forest on the rim of the Grand Canyon lives Rascal, a tassel-eared squirrel. Rascals tale reveals the lifeways of tassel-eared squirrels, the sometimes cruel randomness of nature, and the teeming and twittering life of a ponderosa pine forest. Sidebars discuss the many natural things that make up Rascals world, and Diane Iversons vivid illustrations jump off the pages, bringing Rascals story to life. An elegantly crafted tale amidst beautiful illustrations, Rascal, the Tassel-Eared Squirrel will thrill kids of all ages who are interested in the natural world of the Southwest.
About the Author
SYLVESTER ALLRED is a biology professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has been a researcher of tassel-eared squirrel ecology for the past 21 years, and has observed many of the events in the book while studying squirrels in the ponderosa pine forests. DIANE IVERSON is an author, illustrator, and presenter in Prescott, Arizona.