The Night Flower by Lara Hawthorne
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The Night Flower by Lara Hawthorne

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An exquisitely illustrated non-fiction picture book about a desert flow er that blooms for just one night a year.

As the summer sun sets over the Arizonan desert, wildlife gathers to witness a very special annual event. The night flow er is about to bloom. This celebration transforms the quiet desert for just a short few hours into a riot of colour and sound, as mammals and insects congregate from miles away to take part in this miracle of nature.

From pollinating fruit bats to how ling mice and reptilian monsters, explore the unusual wildlife the desert has to offer in this beautiful rhyming nonfiction picture book. 

About the Author

Lara Hawthorne (Author, Illustrator) Fresh new talent Lara Hawthorne graduated from Falmouth University in 2013. Her first picture book, Herb was published in 2014 and she was selected to illustrate Carol Ann Duffy's The King of Christmas (Picador, 2016). Inspired by nature, myths and legends, Lara creates wonderful small worlds with her distinct watercolour style. She currently lives in Bristol, UK.

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