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This review is from: A Bell for Ursli (Hardcover)
Rhyme of a young village boy who makes a somewhat heroic effort to retrieve a big cowbell from the Alm (in snow) to carry in the cowbell parade-festival (Glockenumzugsfest). The festival symbolizes driving away winter. This entertaining little story, with beautiful art work characteristic of Unterengadin, may give the reader a sense of how farm kids in the Alps could be made to feel inadequate by their colleagues, how the fear of being last or lowest could drive them to succeed.
Another kids' book about alpine life is "Lieber Alex" by Helen Güdel, which also exists in English translation.
This review is based on the German translation from the original Räto-Romanisch spoken in Engadin ("The Inn Valley"), where the Inn River begins in southeastern Switzerland before flowing eastward through Austria.