This is a difficult story to place. It starts out like a more or less routine family story, with likable children and the...

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THE DOOR IN THE CLOSET

This is a difficult story to place. It starts out like a more or less routine family story, with likable children and the kinds of happenings that make one feel part of the picture and on intimate terms with them all. Then -- out of the blue -- one is in the midst of Alice-in-Wonderland life, with characters from real life all mixed in with dreams of astounding clarity and detail. Then the switch back to everyday existence. This see-saw makes the book unnecessarily complicated and splits its appeal. I don't believe it will click with either realistic or imaginative children. Josephine Bacon's name is good for some adult sale, but I don't think she brings this off.

Pub Date: Aug. 9, 1940

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1940