The Forest Pool

By: Armer, Laura Adams

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

(price-clipped) [minimal wear to book; jacket moderately edgeworn, with slight paper loss at seveal corners]. (tempera illustrations) Charming children's tale (a Caldecott Honor book for its beautiful full-page illustrations) of "two little Mexican boys, Diego and Popo [who] seek the ancient tree-lizard, called the iguana, that lives in a pool deep in the forest." Despite the fact that the illustrations are stylistically very much in a Diego Rivera-ish vein (and is Little Mexican Boy #1's name truly a concidence?), the jacket-blurb writers felt compelled to chauvinistically emphasize that they "have the quality of primitive art without the grotesqueness of some of the Mexican artists of the present day." But let's not blame this sort of nonsense on Ms. Armer herself (1874-1963), an accomplished artist, writer and photographer whose aesthetic was honed by her systematic and sympathetic documentation of the Hopi and Navajo culture of the American Southwest -- and who no doubt did, as the jacket blurb also claims, enjoy a "long visit in old Mexico," and may well have crossed paths (artistically if not personally) with Rivera himself.

Title: The Forest Pool

Author: Armer, Laura Adams

Illustrator: Illustrated by the author

Categories: Children's,

Edition: 2nd printing

Publisher: New York/Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co.: (c.1938)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 24145

Keywords: Mexico Illustrated Children's Books