“Dave The Potter” and “Everything but the Horses”
From Little Brown Books for Young Readers come a couple of intriguing
tomes - “Dave The Potter” written by Laban Carrick Hill illustrated by
Bryan Collier and “Everything but the Horses” by Holly Hobbie, both
$16.99. Both books are imaginative, superbly illustrated and driven by
strong and important narratives.
“Dave The Potter”
focuses on a slave with a unique talent, a slave who was an historic
figure in South Carolina in the 1800s. Dave’s pottery today is valued
and displayed in top museums all across the USA. Some of his works were
inscribed with his own superb poems. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
“Everything but the
Horses” is a work in soft, tawny shades told as it is by Holly Hobbie
about a child’s memory of her family moving to the country. Straight out
of the author’s rural childhood, this book is moving and marvelous.
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