JARO AND THE GOLDEN COLT by Margaret Phelps

JARO AND THE GOLDEN COLT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Margaret Phelps has written some good contemporary stories about youngsters in the west. But digging back into history here- to the days of a Hopi boy's adventures with Coronado's trek across Arizona- hasn't produced such satisfying results, for even though the attempt at recreating Hopi life is sincere, the plot is sluggish and repetitious. When Jaro, the Hopi boy, is captured by Coronado's men, he learns much through acquaintance with a Tarascan Indian also on the expedition, and defends a mare from a cruel beating. Jaro escapes to warn his people, but as they are peaceful there is no fight and Jaro is rewarded when he finds the mare, a stallion and a colt to raise as the first Hopi horses.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1954
Publisher: Macrae-Smith