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Quills

By Loyd Tireman
Illustrations by Ralph Douglass

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Overview

In the sixth book of the Mesaland Series, meet a strange little animal sprinkled with needle-sharp quills—Mr. Porcupine! Whoops, he outsmarts Three-Toes the coyote. Crunch-crunch, he gobbles Rancher Brown’s saddle. Ouch, he tangles with Fussy Bluejay.

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.