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THE SAME SUN WAS IN THE SKY by Denise Webb, illustrated by Walter Porter. Northland Publishing, P.O. Box 1389, Flagstaff, AZ 86002- 1389, (800) 346-3257, (800) 257-9082 FAX. Northland also has a line of southwestern design T-shirts and other gifts. Illustrated, author's note. 32 pp., $14.95 cloth. 0-87358-602-6, Ages 5 - 9

A young boy and his grandfather hike to an area in southern Arizona where Hohokam Indians once lived centuries before. As the two gaze at petroglyphs in the rocks, the grandfather tells of the Ancient Ones and the boy imagines Hohokam children pounding pictures into the rocks, harvesting fruit from the saguaro cactus, and chasing a lizard, both events occurring under the same sun. The glowing watercolor illustrations in brown, yellow, and purple dramatically depict life on the desert. Grade: B+. Reviewed by Steve Brock

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