MICHEL OF SWITZERLAND by Peter Buckley
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MICHEL OF SWITZERLAND

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Luis of Spain and Cesare of Italy (1954, p. 710) were the first two books in this series and now the third exhibits the same sympathy and knowledge, in text and photographs, of a foreign way of life. Michel is eleven, the oldest boy in the Gaspoz family who live in the Alpine Val d'Herens. They have cows and fields to tend, and during the course of the book much of the responsibility falls on Michel's shoulders when his father goes off to work in the Arolla tunnels which are part of a hydroelectric system for water power conservation. These two jobs are highpoints of the book, but the other aspects of Swiss mountain life- houses, clothes, school, government, human relations- are explained also. Throughout, Mr. Buckley's fine and sensitive photographs, which he took while he lived near these people, are striking.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1955
Publisher: Around the World Today Series- Watts