THUNDERHEAD MOUNTAIN by Margaret Hubbard
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THUNDERHEAD MOUNTAIN

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Fine regional fiction that combines fact- the sculptor Korczak Ziolkowaski's work on the tremendous statue of the Sioux warrior Crazy Horse being blasted out of Thunderhead Mountain in South Dakota's Black Hills- and a dramatic story of young Kip McFee's growth and friendship with a Sioux boy, Cloudy. With Kip's father employed to help Korczak on the mountain, the summer is filled with such adventures as the mysterious disappearance of Kip's two prize palominos, a storm that brings partial disaster to the statue, catching a poacher, etc. And as instigators and outgrowths of the happenings are deeper themes- Kip's need to be treated as a responsible person by his parents, the old versus the new in Indian customs, the concepts of social awareness and true friendship as implied in the sculptor's work. Gripping for older readers too.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1952
Publisher: Macmillan