Synopses & Reviews
Coyote is separated from her mate by a rockfall and searches the park to find him. Sometimes silent, occasionally observed, always watchful, Coyote makes her way from one memorable site to another, singing a lonely song of yips and yowls. Gorgeous watercolor paintings of Yosemite illuminate this ultimately satisfying story, while the text closely observes one of the park's most familiar kind of wild resident. Young readers will discover much about coyotes, and will also delight in spotting the places they too have visitedandmdash;Half Dome, Sentinel Bridge, Stoneman Meadow, the Ahwahnee, and more.
"Wadsworth, whose Camping with the President was also set in Yosemite National Park, gives readers a tour of the park's highlights, while focusing on a coyote that has been separated from her mate. A rock slide divides the pair, and Coyote dashes away, first taking refuge underneath a canvas cabin in Curry Village, and then exploring further. Coyote's travels give Wadsworth many opportunities to point out the park's highlights and show how visitors are enjoying it: 'Coyote dozes beneath an elderberry bush,/ a perfect umbrella shading her/ from the midday sun./ People are everywhere,/ talking,/ walking,/ riding bicycles,/ or peering out past bus windows.' San Souci, illustrator of Two Bear Cubs and Antelope, Bison, Cougar (which, like this book, benefit the park itself), offers stately watercolor portraits of Coyote and her verdant environs, whether perched on a sun-dappled hillside overlooking Yosemite Family Chapel or reunited with her mate, as they yip at a full moon under a clear, starry sky. A fine introduction to the park and the creatures, activities, and natural marvels it has to offer. Ages 4 7. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five nonfiction childrenand#8217;s books. She has frequently explored Yosemite National Park to pursue her passions for hiking, photography, bird watching, camping, and to research her books, including this one. Daniel San Souci
was born in San Francisco and grew up across the bay in Berkeley, California. In 1978 he started a career in book illustration. Daniel has published over eighty books and created many book covers which include wildlife and national park titles.