In the Canyon
Pull on your hiking boots and get ready to see the magnificent Grand Canyon! From Liz Garton Scanlon, author of the Caldecott Honoree All the World, here is a marvelous celebration of one of our nation’s natural wonders.
Experience the Grand Canyon through the eyes of a child who is seeing it for the very first time. From soaring vistas and cloud-swept skies to tiny lizards and almost-invisible petroglyphs, the canyon is filled with so many sights waiting to be discovered…and so many amazing memories to carry back home.
Filled with gorgeously depicted, factually accurate info and including a glossary of the flora and fauna contained within, this homage to the Grand Canyon will evoke awe and wonder.
Wolff’s bold block print and gouache illustrations, featuring strong black outlines, are the highlight of this offering. Sweeping natural vistas, seen from a point of view just above the action, alternate with close-ups of the narrator and her ranger and animal companions. ~School Library Journal
Equipped with a map, boots, a walking stick, and a jaunty trail hat, a girl ventures from the rim of the Grand Canyon down to the Colorado River at the very bottom. In expansive block prints whose radiant colors and heroic characterizations recall vintage murals, Wolff (Baby Bear Sees Blue) portrays her intrepid heroine as confident and largely independent (while her parents accompany her, they remain background characters), in the midst of an adventure that’s every bit as grand as the setting’s name promises.~Publishers Weekly
Wolff’s linoleum-block prints colored in gouache meticulously detail native plants and wildlife amid the landscape. Warm tans, oranges, and yellows bring the magnificent canyon to life along with Scanlon’s collegial, nature-guide commentary….Striking endpapers feature a double-page spread of popular canyon landmarks with a tagged California condor soaring in the foreground.~Kirkus