LITTLE THUNDER by Elizabeth Burrowes


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This aims for the Sanford Tousey market, but somehow misses. Where he combines -- as does this author -- fact and fiction, he has a facility in spinning a yarn that carries his facts painlessly, without sugar-coating them. Little Thunder seems an unimaginative and rather forced little story of an Indian boy who fishes, hunts, is chased by a formidable buffalo and rescued by an unconvincing manoeuvre on the part of Big Thunder, and his own new bow and arrow, and the Indian household has meat for dinner and Little Thunder gets a buffalo coat... Pretty-pretty pictures, idealizing the Indian types and introducing Indian crafts and ways of life -- merchandise factor, but no contribution to factual Indian background.

Pub Date: June 29th, 1945
Publisher: Dutton