THE OAK'S LONG SHADOW by Olive Burt

THE OAK'S LONG SHADOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The oak is the Oak of Guernica and its long shadow stretches to the late nineteenth century American West and Idaho where Basques came to settle as sheepherders. Centered around young Pascual Etcheverry and his work as a herder for rancher Owen Baker, is a well knit and atmospheric story of Indians, feuding with cattlemen, a foreman's trickery and not a little of the culture of the other Basque immigrants. The author uncovers much of the sturdiness, the flashes of merry-making, of the Basque character, as she puts her young hero through his paces- weathering the elements with his flock, showing the westerners Basque know-how, measuring up to the mean Big Red, or having meals and celebrations with Jose Ordoqui and his fellow settlers. Handsome, clean cut drawings by Frederick Chapman of black-bereted Pasqual in his western surroundings, head each chapter.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1952
Publisher: Winston