When Clay Sings

When Clay Sings

Illustrated by: Tom Bahti
For Ages: 4 - 8
  • 3
Pieces of broken pots are scattered over the desert hillsides of the Southwest. The Indians there treat them with respect -- "Every piece of clay is a piece of someone's life," they say. And the children try to imagine those lives that took place in the desert they think of as their own.
Clay has its own small voice, and sings. Its song has lasted for thousands of years. And Byrd Baylor's prose-poem as simple and powerful as the clay pots, sings too.
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684188294 | 
  • June 1987 | 
  • Grades P - 3 | 
  • Lexile AD880L

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Byrd Baylor

Byrd Baylor lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.

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