cover image Welcome to the River of Grass

Welcome to the River of Grass

Jane Yolen. Putnam Publishing Group, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-399-23221-3

Jane Yolen turns her eye towards the Everglades in Welcome to the River of Grass, the fourth installment of her environmentally themed collaboration with illustrator Laura Regan. From the start readers are invited into a world of rare beauty (""Welcome to the river of grass,/ running green/ from side to side,/ a river that is inches deep/ and miles wide""). Regan's marshy green and gold-tinged gouache evokes the wetlands' hazy days. ( Oct.)