New York: Scribners, 1985. Peter Parnall. First edition. Hardcover. Square quarto [26 cm] Green paper covered boards with a black ink stamped title on the spine, and a black ink stamped marsh design on the front cover. The dust jacket is in very good condition. Price-clipped. There is one inch closed tear in the top edge. The word "cat" is written in black marker on the center of the front panel. Lightly soiled. Item #21834
The Utah naturalist author's scarce second book. Beautifully illustrated by Peter Parnall, who was also the illustrator for Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire. A juvenile title about life in the Bear River Migratory Bird refuge, a freshwater marsh on the shores of the Great Salt Lake in Utah.