... but the once upon a time is now as a modern fairy tale follows the dream of two youngsters, borrows here and there from...

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... but the once upon a time is now as a modern fairy tale follows the dream of two youngsters, borrows here and there from folklore (an enchanted wood, a castle, a piebald stallion, etc.) so that fantasy in often interchangeable with the reality of their pursuit. Gaspard Fontarelle, brought up by an aunt in a village in the Ardennes, helps a runaway boy to escape from the wealthy uncle who is trying to find him, later learns that his new friend is a girl- searching for the ""territory"" and a name she remembers ""Mama Jenny"" from the time when she had been stranded and abandoned during the war. Gaspard follows Helene, now in the hands of her uncle; helps her to escape again, and together they find the world she seeks- with its unconfined promise- and Mama Jenny at a carnival....

Pub Date: Aug. 30, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1957