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Learn how Felix the frog survives through winter. Written in Cherokee syllabary with English translation in the back of the book. 

Beautiful photographs of animals accompanied by illustrations of their tracks and their name in English and Cherokee syllabary. 

Learn about about the rhythm of the natural world on a small farm as all creatures prepare for sleep.

A fun and informative story learning about the animals that live in an American backyard.

Learn about all the animals that love eating greens.

A garden attracts many types of critters. Read along as Christina and her brother, Jeremy pick vegetables from the garden, and discover what other creatures have been there.

Based on a true story, Molly the cat will touch children’s hearts while introducing them to plants and the key elements of growing food organically. Standards-based science concepts and activities at the end of the book expand the message of the story.

In this folk tale you will learn why the possum has no hair on his tail. Includes English to Cherokee syllabary vocabulary words.

On a bright early Spring morning Walela and his mother woke up very hungry. Etsi told Walela that she would go to breakfast and for Walela to wait and she would be back soon. The other birds try to teach Walela how to get food but eventually he learns the right way to hunt for food. 
Written in Cherokee syllabary with English translation in the back of the book. 

From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.
Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter landscape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich’s Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter’s harsh, cruel exigencies.