Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer 1st 1931 DJ - 1932 Newbery Award winner
Written by Laura Adams Armer Illustrated by Laura Adams Armer and Sidney Armer Published By Longmans, Green, 1931 First Edition First Printing with First Edition Stated on the copyright page
The book is in Near fine condition with only the slightest of wear to the edges of boards. All pages crisp , clean and Fresh. Illustrations Bright.
The Scarce 1st printing Dust Jacket is in good condition .with a closed tear on the front and chipping on all edges . The dust jacket maintains it's original price of $3.00 . and Displays well . The Navajo called Laura Adams Armer "the woman who wears the turquoise" and "hard-working woman." She was the first white woman to have a sand painting prepared in her honor and the first permitted to film the sacred Mountain Chant ceremony (1928) for distribution as a feature-length movie. She was also a respected painter and photographer for many years before she turned her hand to writing. Her first book, Waterless Mountain (1931), was published when she was fifty-seven years old. Mrs Armer won the Newbery award in 1932 for this wonderful story.
Waterless Mountain is the story of a Navajo Indian boy which journals his travels and the Navahos artwork of sand paintings. Wonderful Black and white Illustrations Throughout . A Beautiful Whirling Logs Sand Painting from the Navajo Night Chant decorate the end papers.
A wonderful Award winning book to add to your collection!