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Hop-a-long

By Loyd Tireman
Illustrations by Ralph Douglass

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Overview

In the second book of the Mesaland Series, Baby Jack grows up and is renamed Hop-a-long. Hop-a-long and his sister Jumping Jack leap across the mesa and get into plenty of mischief. On moonlit nights, Jumping Jack likes to hop on the smooth sand beside the mesquite. And Hop-a-long prowls the mesa, spying on his prairie dog friends and hiding from Hungry Owl.

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.