Volume 5. Indian Country, 51 pages, 47 pictures. The Chispita books are written on the premise that an adult reader can use the experiences of Pita to teach/enhance the life experiences of a growing child as well as the fun of games, puzzles and adventures that the world has to offer. Volume five Indian Country is an adventure to the ancient dwellings and mythical lands of the south west, using an "up front motor truck with a home on the back," (Pita's words!) Starting at Tucson Arizona the adventure takes our Pita Kid's north thru Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, to marvel at the histories and mythologies of the Anasazi, Mogollon, Hohokam, and Acoma peoples. Chispita has a lesson about snake's for her safety and learns that far away is good, but at Casa Grande when she hears about "Snake-Towns" with "Pit Houses and ball courts" only a Archaeologist can calm her mind. Pow-wow's, Grand Canyons and Dinosaur tracks are but a few of the wonders to entertain her Pita Kid's as the adventure proceeds north. At Monument Valley a side trip by horseback to the Betatakin ruins and Mystery Valley are the highlight of this area. Traveling on to Canyon De Chelly we are mystified by "Wind people," Spider Woman and Anasazi mythologies. Entering New Mexico we find the magnificent ruins of the Chaco Canyon culture, where the Pita Kid's will marvel at the "Ancient Ones" Observatories, Pictographs, Great Houses and Kivas. We all laugh when Pita finds a large? Green make-believe monster, but its here at the Pueblo Alto ruins where Chispita meets and makes friends with Earl the photographer, whom she will later team with to save the day, when a old bad snake intrudes. All punctuated by graphic photos, "enjoy"
Series: Chispita Service Dog Extraordinaire
Number Of Pages: 60
Published: 19th April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 21.59 x 0.41
Weight (kg): 0.13