This, on the basis of the text alone (some 230 pp.), is of sure appeal to anyone who loves Mexico, personal contacts with...

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This, on the basis of the text alone (some 230 pp.), is of sure appeal to anyone who loves Mexico, personal contacts with our neighbors to the South. The author, his wife and children, and the Howard Gentrys -- all with a definite purpose in view -- seem just the right sort of Americans to serve as ambassadors of good will. Hilton, artist and collector, Gentry, scientist, achieved information on flora and fauna of concern to the Museum, succeeded in measure pressed down and running over of friendship and warm feeling for the villagers in the places they stayed. Hilton writes well in anecdote and narrative, he shares the richness of the successive experiences. Episodic, with some vignettes apart from the pattern of the whole -- but the final impression is of richly colored panorama, lovingly set forth. The reproductions, in black and white, of crayon drawings by the author, will unquestionably be the biggest sales factor and eye catcher, but you can assure customers it is more than just a picture book. Sell as travel (there haven't been many lately) and as the sort of popular natural science in the Sanderson field.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1946