Wednesday, August 16, 2006

This is the Oasis

This is the Oasis
by Miriam Moss, illustrated by Adreienne Kennaway, 2005

The end papers of this book set the tone with edge to edge ripples of sand. Life in the Sahara dessert is described in lovely language:

This is the place where dust evils, like whirlwinds,
dance spirals of sand dust
high into the air.

The art work is servicable and illustrates the information.
A glossary of terms at the end of the book explains concepts such as the Tuareg, Sandstorms, trading salt and more.

Perfect book for study of biomes.

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