SONG OF THE BOAT by Lorenz Graham

SONG OF THE BOAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Both the Dillons' graceful illustrations ""in the style of African woodcuts"" and the resonant African English that distinguished Lorenz' Bible tales (Every Man Heart Lay Down, Hongry Catch the Foolish Boy and others) make a stirring occasion of the boy Momolu's discovery, in a dream, of the perfect tree (""fine past all he ever see before"") for Flumbo, his father, to carve into a new canoe, replacing one broken by an alligator. ""I see my canoe! It live inside this tree,"" Flumbo says next day when Momolu leads him to the spot. And even without the Biblical ballast of Lorenz' previous volumes, something of Momolu's culture lives here.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1975
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell