LISETTE by Adelaide with Roger Duvoisin Holl
Kirkus Star

LISETTE

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Lisette was a poodle, An exquisite thing. She was soft as a snowflake, And lovely as spring."" So begins the delicious, delightful saga of the celebrated French poodle who arrives in New York to have her dreams but not her spirit shattered. ""Lisette felt all shaky and trembly and tinglish. All alone in New York: And she couldn't speak English;"" With great sympathy we follow the bedraggled Lisette through Brooklyn and Harlem, through Radio City and Times Square, all splattered and muddied and miserable. And with her, we rejoice when Paul Mark, the German shepherd, arrives on the scene to rescue her and to offer her a far more beautiful life than the cold glitter of the limelight. Roger Duvoisin's one color illustrations trace Lisette's odyssey to perfection and Adelaide Holl's original poetry filled with French dialogue conveys the sense of loss and frustration a mono-lingual foreigner feels in a strange land, Vive Lisette -- and both her creators!

Pub Date: March 14th, 1962
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard