AMAT AND THE WATER BUFFALO by  Mary Lee
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AMAT AND THE WATER BUFFALO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By away to a water buffalo, a little Indonesian boy proves he is big enough to go to school, and is given permission to fulfill this dream. Indonesian folk seen through the eyes of a fascinated young child will initiate beginning readers to a way of life completely different from their own. As Amat watches his mother as he accompanies his sister to the market place, as he travels in the popular his American friends are invited along for the ride. There is even an Indonesian song complete with words and music they can learn. Though the reader may have difficulty in grasping Amat's way of life, he will readily grasp one unifying bond of similarity -- Amat's grown up things and his courage in attempting something on his own. A simple and interesting book for the beginning reader.

Publisher: John Day