For a very limited audience. The author of the Newbery Prize winner, Waterless Mountain, has tapped the rich vein of her knowledge and love for the great southwest in an inspirational book, which catches the hidden meaning and underlying significance of the beauties of the country and the philosophy of the people. Not in any sense a travel book, for the chapters are like separate and distinct moods, essays, fragments of anecdote and characterization and incident. Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, bits of California -- but there is no orientation of place, only of spirit. Illustrations in the medium of her other books, beautifully reproduced. Sell as a gift book to those interested in that part of the country.