Amat and the Water Buffalo 1962 by Jeanette Guillaume illustrated by Kurt Wiese ~ Indonesia


Title: Amat and the Water Buffalo
Author: Jeanette Guillaume and Mary Lee Bachmann
Illustrator: Kurt Wiese

Description: Raspberry-colored cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front cover. Ex-library. Corners rubbed. No call number or label. Rubber stamp on title and one other page. Small spot of soiling in margin of one page, pocket on rear free endpaper, else very clean. 48 pages. Dust jacket shows soiling; head of spine and corners are a little chipped; a couple closed edge tears; not price clipped ($2.75); in an archival mylar sleeve.  

The story of an Indonesian boy, Amat, who lives just outside of the city of Samarang, on the island of Java, and dreams of the day he will be big enough to ride a water buffalo.  

Illustrated in both color and black and white by Kurt Wiese (1887-1974). The authors, Jeanette Guillaume and Mary Lee Bachmann, were both teachers from Buffalo area of New York. The book is based on their many hours spent talking with an Indonesian exchange student at The Park School in Buffalo, where Bachmann was a member of the faculty.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: Good

Publisher: Coward-McCann
Place: New York
Year: 1962

Keywords: Kurt Wiese, children's, illustrated, Indonesia, Java,

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