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The Crow and the Earthquake
The Crow and the Earthquake

The Crow and the Earthquake

A Tale from the Oak Woodlands of California



40 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $23.99)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9780985793234

Rights: US & CA

Cupola Press (May 2017)

Price: $17.99


An introduction to earthquakes and animals native to California, this beautifully illustrated and humorous tale teaches young children about some of nature's creatures and the cause of earthquakes. The crow, grizzly bear, king snake, mountain lion, and tule elk experience an earthquake and then discuss what happened. Finally, the wise condor, who has seen a few things in his long life, explains the true cause of earthquakes and the animals return to their respective habitats.


 "The Crow and the Earthquake addresses a natural phenomenon rarely discussed in children's literature . . . This book is as informative as it is entertaining."  —Peter White, author, The Farallon Islands: Sentinels of the Golden Gate

Author Biography

Merci Martin is a writer and former teacher who developed a transitional kindergarten in a cooperative preschool. She is a keen observer, lover, and protector of our natural world. She lives in Martinez, California. Wanda Bishop is an early childhood educator and has worked as a teacher, director, and adjunct instructor for various preschools. As a museum program director she designed natural history classes for all ages. She lives in Walnut Creek, California. Jessica Scoles is an artist who specializes in murals for nurseries and children's rooms. She lives in Antioch, California.