OUR RICE VILLAGE IN CAMBODIA by Ruth Tooze

OUR RICE VILLAGE IN CAMBODIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By comparison with this author's lively story about a Chinese boy, Silver From the Sea (1962, p. 108, J-36), these bland ""snapshots"" of a boy's daily life in Cambodia seem pallid. The house on stilts, the women planting rice shoots, the children swimming in an irrigation ditch, etc.-- all are depicted in soft, sensitive pictures in browns and greens. The vocabulary is manageable, but the unvaried sentence structure leads to monotony.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1963
Publisher: Viking