In both text and pictures, this cannot compare with Mary Calhoun's retelling of the mid-Western tall tale, High Wind for...

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WINDWAGON SMITH

In both text and pictures, this cannot compare with Mary Calhoun's retelling of the mid-Western tall tale, High Wind for Kansas (1965, p. 238-J-76). Although this version suggests that the captain of the Conestoga-wagon- under-sail later showed up as an engineer on the first cross-country train and again as the first cross-country airline pilot, the embellishment doesn't make up for the feeling for the region and its flavor that was apparent in Mary Calhoun's. Mr. Plasencia's cartoonish drawings and color fill-ins are insubstantial and lack the inventive detail that W.T. Mars brought to the Calhoun book.

Pub Date: March 15, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Prentice-Hall

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1966