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When Clay Sings

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Pieces of broken pots are scattered over the desert hillsides of the Southwest. The Indians there treat them with respect — "Every piece of clay is a piece of someone's life," they say. And the children try to imagine those lives that took place in the desert they think of as their own.

Clay has its own small voice, and sings. Its song has lasted for thousands of years. And Byrd Baylor's prose-poem as simple and powerful as the clay pots, sings too.

Synopsis:

Pieces of broken pots are scattered over the desert hillsides of the Southwest. The Indians there treat them with respect — "Every piece of clay is a piece of someone's life," they say. And the children try to imagine those lives that took place in the desert they think of as their own.

Clay has its own small voice, and sings. Its song has lasted for thousands of years. And Byrd Baylor's prose-poem as simple and powerful as the clay pots, sings too.

About the Author

Byrd Baylor lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689711060
ill.:
Bahti, Tom
Author:
Bahti, Tom
Author:
Baylor, Byrd
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Social Science - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Sociology
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Indian pottery
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New.
Subject:
Social Studies - General
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Indian pottery -- Southwest, New.
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
no. 80
Publication Date:
April 1987
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 in 4.06 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-8

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Product details 32 pages Aladdin Paperbacks - English 9780689711060 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Pieces of broken pots are scattered over the desert hillsides of the Southwest. The Indians there treat them with respect — "Every piece of clay is a piece of someone's life," they say. And the children try to imagine those lives that took place in the desert they think of as their own.

Clay has its own small voice, and sings. Its song has lasted for thousands of years. And Byrd Baylor's prose-poem as simple and powerful as the clay pots, sings too.

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