Two little Lebanese boys, one from a Christian and the other from a Muslim village, learn the meaning of brotherhood through...

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THE THIRSTY VILLAGE

Two little Lebanese boys, one from a Christian and the other from a Muslim village, learn the meaning of brotherhood through their experiences in an inter-faith summer camp. But although they are sworn brothers, the adults of both villages cannot overcome their prejudice against each other. Even when it becomes clear that only cooperation will save both communities from drought, it takes the children's understanding of a New Testament message to bring the animosity to an end. Although there are some quite interesting details here about life in Lebanon, which the author has gathered first hand, there is a monotony in both the plot and the black and white illustrations and a tendency to treat the story as no more than a necessary vehicle for the theme of brotherhood.

Pub Date: June 12, 1958

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Friendship Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1958