A clever tall tale, whatever its origins, whereby a young peasant wins his freedom from the appreciative, tall-tale-loving...

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A clever tall tale, whatever its origins, whereby a young peasant wins his freedom from the appreciative, tall-tale-loving baron--and, as a whopper, pictured cleverly too: in Domanska's un-natural realms, it's easy enough for chaff to fly into the sky, for instance, and for the young peasant to twist it into a rope. But the often-minuscule figures, the finicky detail, the stiff patterns, the somewhat monotonous border medallions, all make this one of Domanska's less satisfying books to look at, and certainly one of the least robust. (Why the young peasant is dressed like a musical-comedy Tartar is not only confusing, but a handicap to identifying with him.)

Pub Date: Oct. 17, 1983

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Greenwillow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1983