IN MY MOTHER'S HOUSE by Ann Nolan Clark
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I hope this book gets the publicity and distribution it deserves. For here, through the eyes and minds of Indian children one shares the experiences of daily life, the things that are of importance in the Tesque pueblo, near Santa Fe, the home, the food, the activities, the game, the crops. Though the actual form is developed by Miss Clark, the ""feel"" is wholly Indian, both in rhythms and in word pictures. Velino Herrera has illustrated the text in line and soft colors, ""borrowing"" from the tribal art forms with a result that is decorative and realistic at the same time, and that has an authentic folk quality. I liked the whole book immensely and think that it accomplishes, in sharing the life of Indian children and their response more than a dozen ordinary books in the field. It is listed here under ""picture-story-books"" because it can be given to children of that age, and on up.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1941
Publisher: Viking