Annegret of The Shooting Star (1954) is back again and this time we are introduced to her home town in Thuringia and to the...

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BLUE MYSTERY

Annegret of The Shooting Star (1954) is back again and this time we are introduced to her home town in Thuringia and to the rest of her family, her botanist father, her mother, a friendly Great Dane, and a household retinue of a gardener, a cook and a young botanical apprentice named Fridolin. The principal event is the disappearance of a blue gloxinia, a special flower of Dr. Benninger's, and the clearance of Fridolin from suspicion. But the mystery serves as a basis for building colorful descriptions of Thuringian life and for Annegret's own deeper appreciation of her family and her surroundings. We mistook the background of the previous book for post-war Germany, this too is definitely the early 20th century, of which Mrs. Benary-labert writes with warm affection.

Pub Date: April 25, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1957