Big Fat by Loyd Tireman, Evelyn Yrisarri
  

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Big Fat by Loyd Tireman, Evelyn Yrisarri

The fifth book of the Mesaland Series tells the story of lovable, lumbering prairie dog Big Fat. The largest prairie dog on the mesa, he loves to eat tender green stems and delicious prickly pears. His mischievous neighbor Little Ugly teases Big Fat when he plumps down for a rest on cactus spines and pops up howling. But when Big Fat shows off a beautiful litter of puppies, Little Ugly joins Big Fat as he watches carefully for the dangerous coyote Three-Toes. First published between 1943 and 1949 and now available again, the seven books in the Mesaland Series introduce a new generation of readers to the animals and plants of the great Southwest.

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[Douglass s] timeless illustrations for the Mesaland Series mix a pulpy comic-book flair he developed as a cartoonist with an attention to line detail and facial and body expressions that he must have developed as an oil painter. Pasatiempo

About the Author

Born in Orchard, Iowa, Loyd Tireman (1896-1959) was a pioneer in bilingual and community education. In 1927 Tireman began his thirty-two-year career at the University of New Mexico, USA, as a professor of elementary education. In 1947 Tireman established a curriculum materials center, which grew into a library located at the University of New Mexico College of Education.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Loyd Tireman, Evelyn Yrisarri
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Publisher

University of New Mexico Press

Publication date

30th November 2015

ISBN

9780826356055


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