Sierra (Trophy Picture Books)

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"In this celebration of the American landscape, Siebert's measured verses convey the majesty of the mountain personified, Sierra herself. Minor's stunning acrylic paintings evoke the breathtaking beauty of his subject. There is a siren's-song quality to this lovely book [and] readers might well feel how tragically possible it is for us to love our wilderness to death." -- SLJ.

1992 Teachers' Choices (IRA)
Notable 1991 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1991 (NSTA/CBC)
John and Patricia Beatty Award (California Library Association)

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Diane Siebert is the author of Mojave, a 1988 Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice, a 1988 Notable Children’s Trade Book in Social Studies, and a 1989 Teachers Choice, and Heartland , a 1989 Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice, a 1989 Notable Children’s Trade Book in Social Studies, and a 1990 Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts. Ms. Siebert lives at Crooked River Ranch, Oregon.



Wendell Minor has illustrated numerous award-winning picture books, including Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin, Galapagos George by Jean Craighead George, and If You Were a Panda Bear by his wife, Florence Minor. Mr. Minor's art has been exhibited at the Norman Rockwell Museum, among other prestigious institutions throughout the country. He lives in rural Connecticut with Florence and their two cats.

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Grade 2-4-- Siebert and Minor have surpassed their previous collaborative achievements, Mojave (1988) and Heartland (1989, both Crowell), in this their latest celebration of the American landscape. Siebert's measured, confident verses convey the majesty of the speaker, the mountain personified, Sierra herself. She relates her geological birth and the formative experience of the ice ages, and describes her present splendid appearance. Appreciatively, Sierra catalogs the rich life she shelters, supports, and observes, from the tiny pika to the big black bear and untethered eagle. On the final page a "new force" is introduced: MAN, ominously "changing nature's plan," yet, promisingly, able to care for the mountain environment. Siebert's lyrical and moving verses are, nevertheless, all but upstaged by Minor's stunning acrylic paintings. He effectively exploits long shot, close up, unusual perspective, framing, and other techniques while employing tender color to evoke the breathtaking beauty of his subject. Minor relies on the sculptural strength of his compositions to balance the unabashed romanticism of his vision. There is a siren's-song quality to this lovely book. Readers sensitive to its power might well feel how tragically possible it is for us to love our wilderness to death. --Patricia Dooley, University of Washington, Seattle
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