First edition of this Caldecott Honor Book, based by Clark on her experiences teaching Tewa students at the Tesuque pueblo. The illustrations are by Native American painter Velino Herrara (Ma Pe Wi), of the Zia Pueblo.
Meticulously rendered color and line drawings give this book an elegant beauty. This is a good introduction to the lives of the Pueblo native Americans. The book is readable at a first and second grade level, but is fine as a parent-child read-aloud for ages 3 - 6. Kids will probably just want to slowly leaf through the fascinating, simple pictures. Story is told in dignified first person by a child. No plot, just short pieces on the land, traditions, animals, and people of the Pueblo.