The Land of Little Rain


Discover the American Southwest’s ecology and culture with Mary Austin’s poetic essays.

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Take your family on a literary hike through the American Southwest with Mary Austin’s The Land of Little Rain. This collection of essays offers a poetic and insightful look into the arid landscapes, wildlife, and people of this often-overlooked region.

Austin’s vivid descriptions bring to life the deserts, flora, and fauna, teaching readers about the delicate balance of ecosystems. But it’s not just about nature; Austin also delves into the lives and cultures of the Native Americans and settlers who call this land home. Through her eyes, learn about the importance of respecting nature and understanding the interconnectedness of all living things.

It’s a beautiful, educational, and inspiring read that will enrich families with a greater appreciation for the natural world and the diverse cultures within it.

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5.5 x 8.5 in


Black & white

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Ibarra Real Nova 12pt


78 black and white illustrations

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Softcover, Hardcover, PDF

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