Under the Desert Skies: Hiss, Sigh, Squawk!


Ana Lewis is a designer, artist, and author. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, and was inspired to write the Under the Desert Skies series by her love for the Sonoran Desert and her grandchildren’s curiosity about their surroundings.

Corinne Lewis is an artist who grew up in France and relocated to Tucson, Arizona, thirty years later. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and taught young children for thirty-seven years. She loves painting, drawing, and creating collages.

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Did you know that kingsnakes are nonvenomous and can eat rattlesnakes? Or that Gambel’s quail like to take dirt baths? When you read Hiss, Sigh, Squawk! to your children, they’ll discover interesting facts while enjoying a day in the life of a playful kingsnake, a peaceful desert tortoise, and a very confused quail family.

Hiss, Sigh, Squawk! is the second book in the Under the Desert Skies series featuring animals from the Arizona desert. Inspired by famed children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle, Ana Lewis and her sister-in-law Corinne Lewis create books with paper images that bring the magic and wonder of the Southwest desert to young readers.


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