A COUNTRY FAR AWAY by Nigel Gray

A COUNTRY FAR AWAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One brief text serves parallel sets of illustrations here: the frames that march across the tops of these pages show the activities of a rural African boy, while those at the bottom show a suburban boy (who could be in the US, Australia, or many other industrial nations) doing similar things. ""I helped my mom and dad."" ""Today was the last day of school."" ""My mom had a baby."" ""We had a celebration."" In each case, the life-styles contrast, but the similarities seem more important. There's no real story here, and the pious thought that the two boys might someday meet doesn't make a strong conclusion; but Dupasquier's lively, detailed illustrations carry the unusual idea well.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1989
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard/Watts