PALOMINO BOY by Don & Betty Emblen


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Scarcely a story -- this essay-like study of a Mexican- American lad growing up, of his rows of corn, his snail hunting, his horse Moonlight, his gathering wood- and his life with three old ladies in a dreamy warm world of outer quiet and personal solitude. His composure is ruffled for a time by Morgan, who makes him conscious of his color in a California white world, but the Mexican lad comes to terms with himself- and wins a bit of appreciation from the outside world when he saves a little girl's life and routs a bull from a Girl Scout picnic. An unreal sort of story, with little that will capture the attention of the average child. Lynd Ward jacket and end papers add distinction, but not enough to give this book the impetus it lacks.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1948
Publisher: Viking