TUOLUMNE: HOW THE RUNNY RIVER RAN By Elizabeth Stone O'Neill
Rivers, especially the Tuolumne River, haven't always had easy lives. At first it flowed along smoothly, but then earthquakes and volcanoes shook it up. Some of the time it wasn't a river at all, it was a glacier. It was the friend of birds and animals and fish and of the First Americans. Later, miners dug it up and engineers built a dam to hold it in. Still it keeps running, bringing us recreation and beauty and the water that all life depends upon. These are the river's adventures, told in a poetic language that makes children want to sing along. Whimsical illustrations pique the imagination of children.
84 pages with 43 illustrations 11" X 8.5" 14 oz