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Desert Friends – Travels with the Pack 1st Edition

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In Desert Friends Rodney, a roadrunner and his best friend, Quincy, a Gambel’s quail, spend days racing each other through dry creek beds called arroyos. One day Rodney and Quincy meet two hunting dogs–Gator and his three-legged buddy, Tripod. Danger surrounds the four friends as a thunderstorm sends tremendous amounts of muddy water down the arroyo.

The second edition of Desert Friends includes fun and educational activities for teachers and parents to share with their readers.

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