The Mud Family by Betsy James

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With her family upset because of the lack of rain and a dying corn crop, Sosi, a young Anasazi girl, runs away and creates a mud doll family in which there is no arguing, but when the rains come, the mud family is washed away and Sosi's father brings her home.
 

About Betsy James

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Betsy James is the award-winning author and illustrator of more than a dozen books for children and young adults. She continues to write, paint, teach, and hike in the deserts near her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Paul Morin is an artist, musician, photographer, and filmmaker who has illustrated over dozen picture books, including The Ghost Dance, and Animal Dreaming. With the debut of The Orphan Boy in 1990, Morin.s art was met with overwhelming praise for his gorgeous oil paintings containing grit, sand, and twigs from the African landscape. Paul has received many accolades for his work, including a nomination for the Kate Greenaway Medal and two Society of Illustrators' awards.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Oxford University Press. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hurt and resentful, Sosi creates a mud family from bits of wet mud, endowing the toy people with the tenderness and compassion her real family seems to lack: ``You are my lark, my lizard,'' says the mud father to his daughter.

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""An Anasazi setting imparts freshness and originality to an ageless childhood dilemma: the unappreciative family,"" said PW in a starred review.

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