Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Who Needs a Desert?
  • Written by Karen Patkau
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9781770493865
  • Our Price: $17.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Who Needs a Desert?

Who Needs a Desert?

A Desert Ecosystem

Written by Karen PatkauAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Karen Patkau

Who Needs a Desert? Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Who Needs a Desert?
  • Email this page - Who Needs a Desert?
  • Print this page - Who Needs a Desert?
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
This book has no tags.
You can add some at Library Thing.
Synopsis

Synopsis

Karen Patkau takes readers on an amazing voyage of discovery to find out

   • How deserts are formed 
   • Where deserts are found 
   • How plants and animals adapt to the severe environment 
   • What wildlife thrives there 
   • Which plants bloom under the blazing sun 
   • How desert plants and animals get energy and food 
   • What happens in the rainy seasons 
   • Why desert land becomes barren 
   • Why we need deserts
Karen Patkau

About Karen Patkau

Karen Patkau - Who Needs a Desert?

Photo © Jane Molnar

Karen Patkau is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children. The first book she illustrated was Don’t Eat Spiders by Robert Heidbreder, which won the Ezra Jack Keats Memorial Medal. Several of her other books have also won prizes including the Our Choice Award for Python Play and Dimensional Illustrators Award for her books In the Sea and Seal is Lost. She has written and illustrated two books for children, both about animals: Ringtail and In the Sea. Karen Patkau resides in Toronto.

Here are some of the awards Karen Patkau has won:
-Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 2004 Award / Sir Cassie to the Rescue
-Applied Arts Magazine Annual Awards 2004 / Sir Cassie to the Rescue
-11th Annual Dimensional Illustrators Awards 1999, Bronze / Python Play
-Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 1999 Award / Python Play
-3rd Annual Dimensional Illustrators Awards 1992, Bronze / In the Sea
-2nd Annual Dimensional Illustrators Awards 1991, Merit / Seal is Lost
-Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice 1987 Award / Ringtail
-Ezra Jack Keats Memorial Medal — UNICEF / USSBY, 1986 / Don’t Eat Spiders
-International Graphic Design Awards 1986: Picture Book Illustration / Don’t Eat Spiders
Praise

Praise

PRAISE FOR Ecosystem Series:

"Patkau introduces readers to the North American Arctic ecosystem efficiently and methodically, discussing habitat, the food chain and seasonal changes, along with the ever-important formation of the iceberg.... Her digitally composed illustrations at times offer informative scenic views, and at times, present readers with more direct scientific information. This, as well as its companion volumes Who Needs a Swamp? and Who Needs a Jungle? offers a clear, readable introduction for budding naturalists and geographers." - The Toronto Star

"...Patkau offers a series of vibrant scenes ... striking illustrations. The text both interprets the visual content ... and offers paragraphs of diverse facts." - Booklist

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: