THREE CHILDREN OF CHILE by Ella Huff Kepple

THREE CHILDREN OF CHILE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Young children will notice a sharp contrast between their way of life and that of their Spanish contemporaries in Chile. This is a simple story of how 3 children found a home after the death of their parents. After having lived with a maid, they are claimed by Tio Ramon, an uncle who has given up his seafaring life for the sake of the children and their feeble Grandmother. How the home is furnished, the responsibilities distributed, and a place in the community established, furnish the substance of the plot. Friendship House, a many-purpose organization which provides instruction, clubs and a nursery school for the poor is of central importance to the family's happiness, as in the Church, where after many amusing attempts at match-making, the children find the perfect mama, and wife for Tio Ramon in their Sunday school teacher. Geographical descriptions and lists of Spanish words with English pronunciations are assets here, as are the special qualities of these children, sharply drawn, such as self reliance, and resourcefulness. Religious elements seem almost superfluous.

Pub Date: April 25th, 1961
Publisher: Friendship Press