Synopses & Reviews
This touching story describes the use of the Native American "talking stick" to facilitate communication through the unique black and white painted pottery images created by the Mimbres Indians of southwest New Mexico. Centered on the theme of caring, it is the third in a series to help children learn how to develop good character traits. In this story the Mimbres children discover the enduring power of caring for each other and the members of their pueblo. Innovative ideas along with daring and compassionate actions help them earn the respect of their elders. The children's continuing adventures are brought to life through the illustrated scenes of every day activity as depicted on the pottery bowls by Mimbres artists of a thousand years ago. Teachers, librarians, parents and children of all ages will enjoy this pictorial narrative. CARILYN ALARID and MARILYN MARKEL, twin sisters, are dedicated to helping children learn how to have respect for individual and cultural differences of all people. Carilyn is a Behavior Consultant and synthesizes classroom instruction with behavioral techniques to emphasize the importance of character development in students. Marilyn teaches about the increasing need to preserve and protect southwest New Mexico's cultural heritage. Born and raised in New Mexico, these sisters have the utmost respect for native cultures both past and present. Their previous books in the "Mimbres Children" series, "Old Grandfather Teaches A Lesson" and "Talks All Day Has The Courage To Speak," were also published by Sunstone Press.