If the innocence of a child like Little Yellow Fur could really have made the Sioux love the settlers who displaced them...

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LITTLE YELLOW FUR

If the innocence of a child like Little Yellow Fur could really have made the Sioux love the settlers who displaced them then this story might touch the hearts of adults as well as children. But, since the author promises that Little Yellow Fur's visit to the village of Chief Red Cloud -- ""where every door is open to a child,"" even a Wasichus child -- is based on her own girlhood experience, one can suspend skepticism and enjoy the child-sized view of Sioux life. The watchdog Terk (whom the Indians called Dog-big-as-a-pony), Little Yellow Fur's amazement at the accomplishments of Sioux boys and her delight at receiving a doeskin dress all substantiate the authenticity of one girl's happy memories -- and despite Cuffari's assembly-line sweetness, this has a personal stamp rarely found in easy readers.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973