A second whiffy, distasteful and inconsequential ""bedtime story"" -- as the author puts it -- in which she's Playing House...

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MAGIC MAN, MAGIC MAN

A second whiffy, distasteful and inconsequential ""bedtime story"" -- as the author puts it -- in which she's Playing House again and using a combination of dirty words and baby talk as a medium of exchange. Her fat, fat girl -- feeding a chocolate-cake habit from the time when she was ten -- is full of fears (especially of her mother), guilts (her father's coronary) and misery which reduces her to walking on her knees. At seventeen there was Elliot who introduced her to new food tastes and smells; then her marriage to the Bear; and now her recourse to the Magic Man (once in the circus, he now has a milk route) with ivy in his hair and a curative lust under his robes sprigged with rosebuds. Enough -- more than enough to spoil your appetite for days and send you back to reading Freckles in a grateful hurry.

Pub Date: Jan. 16, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1974