Pueblo Storyteller

by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith and Lawrence Migdale

A concise first-person text and color photographs document the day-to-day life of... read more

A concise first-person text and color photographs document the day-to-day life of April Trujillo, a ten-year-old Cochiti girl who lives with her grandparents near Santa Fe, New Mexico. April is a member of a gifted family--both of her grandparents are potters and her uncle is a drum maker. She describes the step-by-step process her grandparents go through to make clay storyteller sculptures, from going out to dig up the clay they will use, to kneading and shaping it and sculpting the figure, to sanding, polishing and painting it before firing it in a kiln. A deep respect for elders and cultural traditions is apparent in April's young voice, as she places every-day activities in a cultural context. (Ages 6-10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991

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