A Junior Literary Guild book for August, this is a fanciful potpourri of Polish myths and tradition, set in a dream frame. A...

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A Junior Literary Guild book for August, this is a fanciful potpourri of Polish myths and tradition, set in a dream frame. A Polish refugee, returning to his country after the war, contracts malaria, and ends up in a mysterious mansion in a Polish princess, aged and aristocratic, holds court. In the many discussions, in much political in which readers of this age will not follow; the boy fol history of his suffering country in a malarial trance and in very long ago, there is an exciting names of a strong dents are uneven, and the whole book perpetuates a race myth, while pretty, is no prettier Polish than it was German. From an adult point of view, there is much that is irritating here -- the confusion of politics, the lack of an inspired touch, the emphasis on battle, etc., etc. There is no doubt that Kelly's absorption in his material has moments of effectiveness, but the whole does seem sentimental and overwritten.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947