They might be two of the three rogues from Rooster Brother (1974); here they're unwittingly betrothed to the same Ehleezah,...

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THE CONTEST: An Armenian Folktale

They might be two of the three rogues from Rooster Brother (1974); here they're unwittingly betrothed to the same Ehleezah, who gets away with it as long as one thieves by day and the other by night. When the suitors do catch on, there's a trickery contest to determine which of them is more worthy--and the hijinks of course become their own raison d'etre, especially as both contestants decide that ""their sweet betrayer didn't deserve either one of them."" Hogrogian gives her familiar fluid figures a crayony texture and, for local color, borders the scenes with attractive ""oriental rug"" designs--charming decoration, but little else is new.

Pub Date: Oct. 4, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Green willow/Morrow

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1976