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Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
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Nov 11, 2009

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This story of a young llama herder who must leave the valley where he grew up to find his heart's desire has a surprisingly mystical quality for a children's book and offers a mysterious plot that kept me intrigued in spite of its somewhat dry writing style. For those young readers who wish to pick up this 1953 Newbery winner, I'd recommend they first learn a little about the Incas and the Spanish conquest of their empire.
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Susan Hi Janis,
I've wanted to read this book ever since I learned that it beat out Charlotte's Web for the Newbery. As you suggested, I'll get some background from my favortie expert on all things South American aka Leo.

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