CHIA AND THE LAMBS by Margaret Phelps

CHIA AND THE LAMBS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There is so much to recommend this story of Navaho life that it may seem captious to take exception to the rather forced sense of ""translation"" of Indian language-almost as if the author wanted her readers to think of Indians as talking in broken English among themselves. Except for that, the book can be recommended for its authentic feel of Indian custom, of the infiltration of interest in white man's ways, of the strong family feeling among the Navahos. There is enough action to make it a good story, in the adventures of a nine year old girl, and the beginning of the flock of sheep which is the mark of Navaho prosperity.

Pub Date: March 13th, 1944
Publisher: Macrae Smith