More Canadian folk tales written in arch manner by the author of The Talking Cat chronicle the epic of the Le Blanc family,...

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SASHES RED AND BLUE

More Canadian folk tales written in arch manner by the author of The Talking Cat chronicle the epic of the Le Blanc family, the broad genus of French woodsman-farmer whose family name in Canada is as common as Smith is in America. There were the Quebec Le Blancs and the Montreal Le Blancs who wore red and blue sashes respectively and fought a tedious, inconclusive war to establish supremacy. Others of the funny stories tell of small Nichet Le Blanc who was told babies were brought by the Indians and so helped himself to a papoose when he wanted a younger brother, of cross Pitou and the lesson he learned out haying, and of what happened when still another Le Blanc hitched a wolf to his dogsled. Rita Fava's cartoons aptly illustrate these antics which in turn create a real feeling for French Canadian Legend.

Pub Date: Oct. 3, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956