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 vioce, and sings. Its song has lasted for thousands of years. Byrd Baylor's prose-poem, as simple and powerful as the clay pots, sings ...

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Overview

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 vioce, and sings. Its song has lasted for thousands of years. Byrd Baylor's prose-poem, as simple and powerful as the clay pots, sings too.

The daily life and customs of prehistoric southwest Indian tribes are retraced from the designs on the remains of their pottery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684188294
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 6/30/1987
  • Edition description: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 795,156
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet 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.

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