Welcome to the Sea of Sand - Illustrated by Laura Regan
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Welcome to the Sea of Sand

Written by Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Laura Regan
G. P. Putnam's Sons
- Selected by School Library Journal as one of the Best Books of 1996 -
- An ABA 'Pick of the List' ​-
Artist's Note:
"I use my own photographs as reference material for my paintings whenever possible. For this book, I visited the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, where I was able to get a closer look at a lot of the plants and animals that I eventually painted."
Artwork © 1996 Laura Regan
From American Bookseller: "Only Jane Yolen could write such a wonderful and poetic tribute to the beauties of the desert, where there is constant amazement to be found....Regan's paintings are inviting and breathtaking." 

From School Library Journal (Starred Review): "A poetic narrative that invites readers into Arizona's Sonora Desert through a collaboration of art and words, and gives a comfortable armchair tour of a beautiful, rugged, surprisingly varied place." --School Library Journal, starred review

From Booklist: "Words and pictures on the opening page portray the desert as an ocean of sand and rocks, but the remainder of this book shows another side of the desert, one teeming with life." --Booklist 
To visit Jane Yolen's website:
Jane Yolen's Website