The Armadillo from Amarillo

by Lynne Cherry

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152019556
  • ISBN-10: 0152019553
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 03/31/1999
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

When an armadillo named Sasparillo wants to know where on earth he is, he leaves his home in San Antonio and travels north through the canyons and prairies of Texas. In Amarillo he meets an eagle and, with her help, finds the answer to his question—as well as lots of adventures.

About the author
Lynne Cherry

LYNNE CHERRY has devoted her life to sharing her concern about environmental issues with others. Her important children's books also include The Armadillo from Amarillo and two tales from the Amazon rain forest: The Great Kapok Tree and The Shaman's Apprentice. She lives in Washington, D.C.


An ecological jewel that sparkles with multifaceted spin-off possibilities.-School Library Journal

This is the perfect hook to start students exploring the United States.—Instructor

An easy geography lesson, and the illustrations showcase the beauty of our largest state.—Southern Living

Teachers exploring the ‘where am I’ concept will appreciate the increasingly distant views of city, area, state, continent, planet, and solar system.—Booklist

Enchanting.—Kirkus Reviews