By Scott Russell Sanders
Illustrated by Robert Hynes
There's always something happening at Crawdad Creek.
That's what Lizzy and Michael call the stream that runs behind their house. Pan for gold, hunt for fossils, find an arrowhead in the mud, or a crayfish under a stone. Watch whirligig beetles and water striders skate across the water, teasing fish below, and count the turtles sunning themselves on moss-covered logs. Follow tracks along the bank, then sit in quiet amazement as deer, raccoons, and other animals visit the creek. There's a wild and beautiful world here waiting to be discovered. Take the time to look!