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Hardcover Waterless Mountain Book

ISBN: 0679202331

ISBN13: 9780679202332

Waterless Mountain

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Younger Brother lives in a dry land, and he dreams of finding the wide water of the Pacific Ocean. This gentle coming-of-age story, rooted in the traditional culture of the Navajo, recounts Younger... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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I exchanged about a hundred letters with Armer before her death. From her unpublished manuscripts I edited 10 chapters of her Navajoland adventures for Desert Magazine. These chapters were then published as "In Navajoland." She shared many mystical insights with me and a credo which I cherish: "I will walk with fate / And thus compel / The jade to go my way. / A jackal falling down a well said, / "Here I camp today." I have in my living room the large canvas Armer painted called "The Shepherdess," a scene described in one of her books. I welcome any comment on Armer.

I, too, read this book in 5th grade and have never forgotten

I also read this book in fifth grade ( quite a few years ago!) and have never forgotten it. Truly this is a book to have for your child to read. Alas, it is almost impossible to find. I would love to have this book to give to my grandchildren.

my review is really short but I really meant what I said.

I loved this book. I read it in 5th grade and I couldn't put down the boo

An Interesting Read

I read this for a college course on children's literature, so I'm not exactly a part of the book's target audience, but I find the snarky review above unjustified. God help the poor pitiful humans in the 1930s for not being politically correct enough to please the Horn Book's reviewing staff. And I guess religious values and a respect for nature is now to be dismissed pejoratively as "mysticism." I thought the book was an interesting read, if, sure, a bit dated. It's all the more interesting because the life it depicts -- life on the Navajo Res before the coming of paved roads, is slipping away from living memory.
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