Two parts of what is known as Holiday Romance -- actually, for young Americans each is a story unto itself, purporting to be...

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CAPTAIN BOLDHEART MRS. ORANGE

Two parts of what is known as Holiday Romance -- actually, for young Americans each is a story unto itself, purporting to be told by a child for other children. CAPTAIN BOLDHEART is a fantastic version of penny dreadfuls of the era of Charles Dickens, and it has all the ingredients of a pirate yarn that todays comic addicts crave, plus an ironic fate for the Latin- Grammar-Master, which is a bit too English for our youngsters. ....A better tale, in this reader's estimation, is the beguiling MRS. ORANGE, where the ""children"" are adults with chiefly nuisance value, who are sent to school for their sins and punished (and retort in like vein). Mrs. Orange and Mrs. Lemon are typical of small girls playing grown up, and their conversation is delightful. Very amusing and delightfully satirical for adult double reading. Sherriffs' illustrations in color throughout are in key with the texts. Perhaps carriage trade market with a bit of sophistication, but fun.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1949