Along with ingratiating drawings by Eleanor Pownall Simmons, paul Engle (post and director of the University of Iowa's...

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AN OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

Along with ingratiating drawings by Eleanor Pownall Simmons, paul Engle (post and director of the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop) has contributed occasional verse and a prose recall of his own childhood Christmases in Cedar Rapids. Mother's sewing machine worked overtime the night before the day which began with bells, and a ride to Uncle Charlie's house and Aunt Minnie's feast of sour goose and Dutoh bread. Engle touches on Christmas as a woman's holiday with its larger symbolism: on earlier commemorations on the Continent and in America, and he foresees a future Christmas on the moon.... A sprig of seasonal sentiment for old fashioned readers.

Pub Date: Oct. 23, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: lal

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1964