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Mother Ditch La Acequia Madre by Oliver Lafarge

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Science & Technology - Agriculture,
  • Technology - Agriculture,
  • General,
  • History,
  • Children"s 12-Up - Technology,
  • Children"s Books/Young Adult Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Farm life,
  • Irrigation farming,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • New Mexico,
  • Social life and customs,
  • History: World

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatSchool & Library Binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10954759M
ISBN 100613770293
ISBN 109780613770293

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The Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Laughing Boy" tells of the invaluable ditch that serviced and continues to service the valley of northern New Mexico. Originally published as a children's book in , it is more vital and informative to us today than it was then. In a bilingual edition with Spanish translation by Pedro Ribera Ortega. The book is illustrated by Karl Larsson. Oliver La Farge, Karl Larsson / The Mother Ditch First Edition $ + $ shipping. Vtg HC book, Candles for the Queen by Janice Jewel, illus. June Sawyer, $ $ Details about Vintage book: THE MOTHER DITCH by Oliver La Farge, illus. by Karl Larsson, Seller Rating: % positive. The mother ditch, or acequia madre, is the main water line that is dug by hand and feeds many of the smaller acequias that cover the fertile land of Northern New Mexico. The acequias, water ditches, were used to irrigate the fields of crops for many farmers in the early days of settlement in New Mexico. The mother ditch.. [Oliver La Farge] -- Describes the summer the mother ditch went dry, a time of crisis for the Romero family, who grow fruits and vegetables by irrigation in the dry Cerrito region of New Mexico. Print book: Juvenile audience: EnglishView all editions and formats: Summary: Describes the summer the mother ditch went dry, a.

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