The Path of the Pronghorn (Hardcover)

By Cat Urbigkit, Mark Goeke (Photographs by)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590787564, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

List Price: 17.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


They are the fastest land mammals in North America, clocked at speeds of up to sixty miles per hour. Of all the world's land animals, only cheetahs are faster. When a herd of these animals passes at a run, their pounding hoofs sound like a fire raging across the prairie. These powerful, fast-running creatures are American pronghorn antelope, whose populations are found in southwestern Canada, throughout much of the United States, and in northern Mexico. This captivating book follows a herd of Wyoming pronghorn from the sagebrush desert in the spring, to the mountainous high country in summer, and, finally, to lower elevations where the herd returns for winter. The animals follow an ancient cycle. The Wyoming herd has traveled this migration route since the last Ice Age. With a simple, lyrical text, and stunning full-color photographs, this beautiful book offers a fascinating look at the life and behavior of an extraordinary animal.

About the Author

Cat Urbigkit is the author and photographer of Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard Sheep, an IRA Notable Children's Book. She lives in Wyoming.

Mark Gocke works with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in the area of conservation and education. He lives in Jackson, Wyoming.

Praise For The Path of the Pronghorn

"Animal enthusiasts as well as readers who live near pronghorn populations will find this book especially appealing." --Kirkus Reviews

"An inviting choice for readers intrigued by pronghorns, migration, and conservation stories with happy endings." --Booklist

* "Handsome, slim, and as fast-paced as the pronghorns themselves, this is a lovely addition." --School Library Journal, starred review