On the off chance that anyone may be losing sleep wondering about the meaning behind the song Frere Jacques, Hazen gives us...

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FRERE JACQUES

On the off chance that anyone may be losing sleep wondering about the meaning behind the song Frere Jacques, Hazen gives us this unnecessarily lengthy and prosaic story about the stratagems devised by a group of medieval monks for waking their sleepyhead colleague Brother John. Lilian Obligado's dun colored pencil drawings of the Burgundian countryside and beaming Brothers are suitably folksy, but somehow the variously complicated plans aimed at getting Brother John out of bed make that ringing wake-up music seem anti-climactic.

Pub Date: March 20, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973