WHISPERING GIRL by Florence Crannell Means


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A sympathetic, understanding and colorful story of a young Indian girl, and of life on an Arizona Hopi reservation. Known as the Whispering Girl because she is so shy, Vensi proves that she is as courageous as she is capable. Of the adoption of Hopi, a ""throwed-away-boy-baby,"" of poverty, of persecution by their enemy, Honawu, and of the theft of the Old Precious Things, relics of value which Vensi discovers at the World's Fair, and of her exposure of Honawu, the thief. Customs and story well balanced.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin