National Geographic : 1957 Mar
+ Flying CarpHerald Boys' Day inJapan © National Geocks rahic Society 384 HildurA Sixyear-old Turned aSnail into This Bold Design imprFaessia Zarouri of Algeria painted thee shespenbut triking composition after finding the mollusk in her school garden. Manyce, adult might envy herdirectness. SFlying Carp Herald Boys' Day inJapan x ,Japanese families honor theirsons onMay 5,raising ahollow carp-shaped streamer of silk or cotton for each lad. The fish, popularly depicted leaping waterfalls, symbolizes parents' hopes for strong sons.The artist was 14; hisname isunknown. Any one of thousands of Japanese children could have done the landscape, for intheir country pupils sketch and paint each day from anearly age. , Flocks and Flowers Fatten inIceland's Fleeting Summer Hildur Bjarnad6ttir, 10-year-old daughter ofanofficial inReykjavik, painted this impression of the treeless countryside where she spent many happy vacations. Her " objects are convincingly arranged inspace, although the picture climbs the page with little use of perspective.