"Cocky could run almost as fast as any animal on the mesa. This made him very saucy. None of the animals ever seriously tried to kill him for food. Even the hunters were amused by his antics and forgot to shoot him. All this made him cocky by nature as well as by name."
Saucy, strutting Cocky, a rollicking little roadrunner, joins the baby jack rabbit Hop-a-long and the other creatures of the desert in the fourth book of the Mesaland Series. Written by Loyd Tireman, adapted by Evelyn Yrisarri and beautifully illustrated by Ralph Douglas.
First published between 1943 and 1949 and now available again, the seven books in the Mesaland Series introduce a new generation of young readers to the animals and plants of the great Southwest.
- Published by UNM Press
- 48 pages with 48 color illustrations
- 8" x 6"
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