Charley Harper’s What’s in the Desert?
Hike the American desert in the fourth book in Pomegranate’s Nature Discovery Book series. Charley Harper’s What’s in the Desert? explores a surprising abundance and variety of flora and fauna. Zoe Burke’s rhyming text introduces young readers to thirty-five different denizens of the desert—from the Gila Monster to the Gila Woodpecker, the Cactus Wren to Cactus flowers. All are depicted with colorful images taken from Harper’s painting The Desert, originally featured on a poster commissioned by the US National Park Service.
About the Artist
Charley Harper (American, 1922–2007) made paintings filled with color, motion, and fun. His careful study of each creature helped him simplify its form so that its unique personality shone through. His work has been treasured by art and animal enthusiasts for decades.
About the Author
Zoe Burke is a mystery and children’s book writer. She is the author of two books in the Annabelle Starkey series, Jump the Gun and No Gun Intended (Poisoned Pen Press, 2013, 2016) and four books in the Nature Discovery Book series.