Adalgisa & David Nico
Adalgisa loves visiting National Parks! She has been an educator for over 25 years and is a collector of children’s picture books. She hopes to inspire others to visit the National Parks and find joy in learning about the animals, plants and history at each park.
Born in Dearborn, Michigan, David Nico enjoys listening to audio books and podcasts. He spends his free time working on DIY home projects around the house. David worked in feature film production for twelve years and has been an IT support engineer for a growing software company.
Fish in the Desert: The Untold Story of the Death Valley Pupfish
Information Fiction/Narrative Non-Fiction
Join Adele on a captivating journey where she’ll uncover the incredible resilience of pupfish—tiny creatures that thrive in the scorching heat of Death Valley National Park & Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
Guided by Marjorie, an enthusiastic Aquatic Ecologist, Adele explores the unique pupfish habitats, from desert springs to hidden caves, revealing their remarkable adaptations.
Young readers will learn how the tenacious pupfish, originally among many types of sea life, are the only ones to have survived the changing and extreme conditions of Death Valley, and how there are even subspecies of pupfish who evolved separately in different pools of water. A back-of-book glossary explains terms used throughout the book, such as ecosystem, aquifer, and oasis, while an ending spread shares picture prompts inviting readers on a search to find various plants and animals in the book that make Death Valley their home.
With stunning illustrations and fascinating facts, this book is perfect for young nature lovers, inviting them to explore the wonders of our planet and celebrate the pupfish’s astonishing survival skills. Educators and families of young children will delight in a book that uses engaging storytelling to highlight the importance of environmental stewardship to prevent the loss of an incredible endangered species and the unique and interesting ecosystem in which it lives.
Fish in the Desert is the first installment in the Bringing National Parks to Life series, which highlights various threatened and endangered species across the U.S. National Park Service protected areas!
COMING NOVEMBER 2023!