The Tortoise and the Hare with a southwestern flair. Tortoise, living comfortably in her home on Slow Lane, awakens one morning feeling good and challenges cocky Jackrabbit to a race. Patiently bumping her way through the desert landscape, Tortoise heads for the finish line as Jackrabbit cheerfully skips―and sleeps. Roadrunner, Tarantula, Gila Monster and even a Javelina or three cheer them on. Irresistible fun for the young and old alike.
<p>Susan Lowell’s family has lived in the American West since Gold Rush days. She is the author of several picture books for children, including <em>The Three Little Javelinas, </em> a Reading Rainbow Book, and <em>The Bookmaker and the Elves, </em> winner of a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. Her novels for older children are <em>I Am Lavina Cumming</em> and <em>The Boy with the Paper Wings.</em> She and her husband and their two daughters divide their time between Tucson, AZ, and a ranch near the Mexican border.