INDIGO HILL by Eleanor Frances Lattimore


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Once again Eleanor Lattimore has written a warmly human little story- this time of farm life in South Carolina, and of Lydia, who at 8 found minding her little brothers quite a taxing problem. They lived with Aunt Tobey in the country while their parents worked in Charleston -- and the colored community seems very real with ""something always happening on Indigo Hill"". The adventures with a fractious goat, a rattlesnake, a woodland fire; Willy's new car and Geneva's belated agreement to marry him; these give a sense of pace, credibility and sustained interest which will hold second and third grade readers. Perhaps the most significant value of the book lies in the matter-of-fact handling of the fact that the story is all about colored people- no word of it is said, but the pictures among the best Eleanor Lattimore has done- present the children as country children, Negroes, dressed as people of any rural community would dress.

Pub Date: Feb. 28th, 1949
Publisher: Morrow