The sultan's problem is that he can't find a sultana sweet enough for his taste -- and those who know that a sultana is a...

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A SULTANA FOR THE SULTAN

The sultan's problem is that he can't find a sultana sweet enough for his taste -- and those who know that a sultana is a kind of grape (Baker never says) might be amused to find that what finally does appease the monarch is a sweet new wife, the daughter of a visiting king and queen. Meanwhile there is a mock war between the sultan and the king, who had come to do battle but stayed to play ""Pin the Tail on the Stallion, Pinch the Pasha, Crescents and Crosses and What's the Time Mr. Camel."" Baker's strongly colored illustrations ape both (Middle) Eastern settings and Western (Renaissance) paintings with a sort of superficial intensity that ill suits the ponderous punning and forced levity of the text.

Pub Date: March 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Abelard-Schuman

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973