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Baby Jack and Jumping Jack Rabbit

By Loyd Tireman
Illustrations by Ralph Douglass

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Overview

Baby Jack lives with his family—Mother Jack, Father Jack, and sister Jumping Jack—in a big mesquite thicket near Mount Baldy. A funny fellow with long legs and long ears, he loves to jump around the mesa. Join Baby Jack in the first book of the Mesaland Series as he explores the desert and encounters other creatures, including a little bee, a grasshopper, and a pile of big red ants.

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.

Contributor Bios
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.