|Stuck in the house? Not for long, once you pick up Horned Toad Canyon and travel to the Western plains. Horned toads—a threatened species—come to life in this fictional account of their neighborhood on the wide open spaces of the Southwestern prairie. With the heroes (Nip and Tuck, Beam and Shine, Digger and Shorty) who are appealing, yet shy, in a prehistoric sense, live their many friends of the various species. But there is danger on that prairie, too, with Buzz the Rattlesnake and a herd of stampeding cattle—and Harris Hawk circling above!
In addition to the charming story, a natural history guide is included to further explain the Western plains habitat.
Horned toads are the famous and beloved mascot of TCU (Texas Christian University) athletic teams and numerous high schools across the West.
JOYCE GIBSON ROACH, naturalist and author with roots in rural Jack County of Texas and today residing in Keller near Fort Worth, has been three times the winner of the Spur Award from Western Writers of America. Visit Joyce online at www.joycegibsonroach.com.
Illustrations by Charles Shaw have, before Horned Toad Canyon, graced works by J. Frank Dobie, James A. Michener, Phillip Yancey and William Shakespeare. He resides in Austin, Texas.