Left at home with admiring dog Red Moose, red-pigtailed Hester yearns ""to do important things. . . to see the world and...

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HANG ON, HESTER!

Left at home with admiring dog Red Moose, red-pigtailed Hester yearns ""to do important things. . . to see the world and have the world see me."" No sooner said than the rain outdoors turns into a torrent, the water rises, Hester and Red Moose race to the roof, Hester grabs hold of the weathervane, and, as the house floats away, hangs on. . . past farms, past the village, into the city where--before she's rescued (a life preserver dropped from a bridge)--she becomes famous. Letters pour in from folks she's inspired to ""hang on"" (a mountain climber dangling off a cliff; an African schoolboy--""chased by ten elephants""--clinging to a vine). And to Hester's satisfaction, Red Moose adds his own thumping approval. One of those cartoony trifles that's of course incredible, but not really comical and certainly not clever; just a simple phrase played for more than it's worth.

Pub Date: Feb. 18, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1980