In an agreeable Armenian variation on an always satisfying theme, Nonny Hogrogian tells about a ""small but clever"" poor...

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ROOSTER BROTHER

In an agreeable Armenian variation on an always satisfying theme, Nonny Hogrogian tells about a ""small but clever"" poor boy who gets his own back after three robbers make off with his rooster. In design (though the landscape and media differ) the double-page pictures sometimes resemble the scenes in Apples (1972) and the supple, smirking figures resemble countless previous Hogrogian peasants, giving the whole a disappointingly familiar look. In themselves though her poppy fields are as pretty as ever, her widow and lad as appealing as they have to be, and those gloating, mustachioed robbers look properly roguish -- and properly foolish in the baths after Rooster Brother steals their clothes.

Pub Date: April 1, 1974

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1974