This is a typical ""day in the life of a little girl from the land of"" story. The little girl here is Maha and she comes from an oasis in the Sahara. Both text and pictures are best in the simple factual descriptions of the land and the customs of the people. The black and white photographs are a nice record of the desert landscape and the village buildings. Maha's personal activities are rather tiresome, and there are too many pictures of her alone. The text wanders somewhat, and among the distractions is a totally unconvincing tale about a hold-up (no pictures here). Adequate for picture flipping-through.