THE FLYING COW by Ruth Philpott Collins


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The author of Krishna and the White Elephant (1961, p. 954, J-312) has used the background of a small village in South India more effectively here in this story of Rama, a fourteen year-old animal lover, than in her previous book. When American school children present a cow as a gift to the village, a distrustful juggler begins to cause trouble. Because Rama leads a busy, varied life--helping his mother secure indigo leaves for her dye vats, keeping out of the evil juggler's path, and watching over the beloved cow, the plot may seem a bit of complicated; it does demand the reader's complete attention. The sensitive, unusual tale and the finely drawn pictures by prize-winning Ezra Jack Keats complement each other perfectly, and seem inseparable, owing to the thoughtful layout.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1963
Publisher: Walck