Yosemite's Songster: One Coyote's Story

Yosemite's Songster: One Coyote's Story

Yosemite's Songster: One Coyote's Story

Coyote is separated from her mate by a rockfall and searches the park to find him. Sometimes silent, occasionally observed, always watchful, Coyote makes her way from one memorable site to another, singing a lonely song of yips and yowls. Gorgeous watercolor paintings of Yosemite illuminate this ultimately satisfying story, while the text closely observes one of the park's most familiar kind of wild resident. Young readers will discover much about coyotes, and will also delight in spotting the places they too have visited—Half Dome, Sentinel Bridge, Stoneman Meadow, the Ahwahnee, and more.

From School Library Journal
K-Gr 5–A coyote couple is split apart when a rock slide startles them while they are squirrel hunting. The female spends days searching Yosemite National Park for her mate. She travels all over, sometimes encountering other animals, sometimes encountering park visitors. This gives Wadsworth an excuse to describe sights such as El Capitan and Half Dome, and some of the lodgings and activities. She has an easy-to-read, poetic style that speaks for the coyote without feeling forced. The descriptions of the park are necessary for readers who are unfamiliar with it, but they are done...

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