Children and Southwest

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3 Toes


Loyd Tireman
Illustrated by Ralph Douglass

“Yip, Yippy Yap Yippy Yay, I’m a clever fellow, they say,” howls Three-Toes the cunning coyote. Quiet as the shadow of a floating cloud, he gets around to escaping Rancher Brown’s trap, tricking Towser the dog, and sending Hop-a-long jumping for shelter on his long jack rabbit legs. The final book of the Mesaland Series follows Three-Toes as he pops in and out of mischief on the sunny mesa.

First published between 1943 and 1949 and now available again, the seven books in the Mesaland Series introduce a new generation of readers to the animals and plants of the great Southwest.


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Born in Orchard, Iowa, Loyd Tireman (1896–1959) was a pioneer in bilingual and community education. In 1927 Tireman began his thirty-two-year career at the University of New Mexico as a professor of elementary education. In 1947 Tireman established a curriculum materials center, which grew into a library located at the University of New Mexico College of Education.

Ralph Douglass (1895–1971) was a professor in the Department of Art at the University of New Mexico.

Evelyn Yrisarri was a member of the National Storyteller’s League of Washington, DC, and specialized in storytelling for young children.

ACCLAIM

“All of the characters exude their own charm, their own cuteness, even their own cunning. . . . Those qualities will entice young readers to follow the characters in their encounters with wildlife and humans.”

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Albuquerque Journal



“[Douglass’s] timeless illustrations for the Mesaland Series mix a pulpy comic-book flair he developed as a cartoonist with an attention to line detail and facial and body expressions that he must have developed as an oil painter.”

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Pasatiempo



“With its eye-catching artwork, stories focused on Southwestern animals and mid-century charm, these tales of woodpeckers, jackrabbits, coyotes and other creatures of the desert are sure to make a handsome addition to any child’s, or adult collector’s, bookshelf.”

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Weekly Alibi



“Three-Toes, the wily coyote, tricks the cowboys, makes a meal of poor Jack Rabbit, eats Rancher Brown’s dinner, and crosses tracks to keep Towser the dog circling round and round the mesa. Luxurious illustrations in light tan, purple, and black in stylized blocks of solid color and sly sketches of the crafty Three-Toes and his bewildered victims.”

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Kirkus Reviews



“Like all classic children’s literature, the Mesaland Series retains its timeless appeal.”

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New Mexico Magazine




6 x 8 in. 48 pages 48 color illustrations