Hat For a Hero

Hat For a Hero

by Laura Bannon
©1954, Item: 79443
Hardcover, 52 pages
Used Price: $7.20 (1 in stock) Condition Policy

An ancient fishing village clings to the steep sides of an island in Lake Patzcuaro, Mexico.  Here, the Tarascan Indians live in the unique manner of their forefathers.

The boy, Pablo, must prove that he is a help to his family before he can discard his round straw hat for a new, man-style hat.  The fortune-telling bird said he was a person of courage.  But everything Pablo did turned out so badly that the family wondered if he would ever grow out of his foolish ways.  Then came the thrilling event that proved how brave a Tarascan boy can be!

Laura Bannon made daily trips to the island where she sketched its people, busy with fish and fishnets.  In Hat For a Hero she presents intriguing glimpses into Tarascan life, as well as a fast-moving story of a boy's adventure.

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