Tuesday in Arizona (Hardcover)
Pelican Publishing Company, 9781565542334, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 28, 1998
"The text and art work hand and glove to put the jokes across . . . Readers will have fun poring over every page, in search of the punch line that gives the deadpan text its edge."
"A book that adults and kids alike will enjoy reading, not only for the humor, but for its message of hope. . . . One warning: This book is best read aloud. So brush up on your drawl, spit polish your boots, grab your cowboy hat and a child, and enjoy "
"Marian Harris's text has an enjoyably ornery, Old West tone. . . . Jim Harris's feisty bald and bearded miner evokes a fairy-tale troll. The dusty desert setting . . . provide s] a distinct sense of time and place."
A downtrodden miner and his pack-rat companion show that perseverence conquers all and that attitude is everything in this story filled with funny wordplay. A week in the life of a lonely, nameless miner proves to be filled with nothing but heartache. A friendly pack rat scurries about collecting his loot and watching his human neighbor. As the miner copes with his incredible hunger, robbers take what few valuables he has left. Yet he does not surrender to despair. Even when things look their worst, the miner does not give up. What a difference a week can make. The miner, with a little help from his pack-rat friend, proves that "you jus' never know what'll turn up next on Tuesday in Arizona."