In the wealth of new material on Central and South America, this stands out as an unusually appealing story of a very real little girl who preferred to play rather than to learn to make the pottery for which her family was famous. Then, in the City of Guatemala, she saw a doll which was way beyond the means of the family. To earn the money for the doll, she applied herself diligently, and learned her lesson well, until she produced a set of doll dishes for the market. How she disposed of her dishes and how she acquired the doll makes a good ending. In text and pictures, reproduced so as to convey the impression of soft colored crayon originals, one gets the feel of the country, the village life, the market place and the people. And there is, throughout the story, a good deal of factual information about pottery making.