An exquisitely illustrated nonfiction picture book about a desert flower that blooms for just one night a year
As the summer sun sets over the Sonoran desert in Arizona, wildlife gathers to witness a very special annual event. The night flower is about to bloom. For a few short hours, the desert is transformed into a riot of color and sound as mammals and insects congregate for this miracle of nature. Explore the fascinating desert ecosystem, from pollinating fruit bats to howling mice and reptilian monsters, in this beautiful nonfiction picture book.
Fresh new talent Lara Hawthorne graduated from Falmouth University in 2013. Her first picture book, Herb, was published in 2014. She is also the illustrator of Carol Ann Duffy’s The King of Christmas. Inspired by nature, myths, and legends, Lara Hawthorne creates wonderful small worlds with her distinct watercolor style. She lives in Bristol, England.