THE TREASURE OF LI-PO by Alice Ritchie
Kirkus Star

THE TREASURE OF LI-PO

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

**Of these six wonderful fairy tales, The Faithful Lantern Bearer and Two of Everything are sure favorites but all of them are thoroughly enjoyable. Children will want to make their own choices just for the painful delight of trying to decide which they like best. The title story is a wonderfully grave and roundabout romance which grows out of a small incident and others tell of giant and miniature countries (with apologies to Gulliver), of the curious tie between humans and the animals who observe them so closely. All are enchanting. Written in the best traditional fairy tale style, nonetheless these are original with the author and worthy companions to the literature of fairyland. The 26 illustrations by T. Ritchie are full of dignity and beauty and imagination and are exactly suited to the text. Story tellers will welcome this and bookstores should do well with it. Don't forget it will make the perfect plus-sale book for Christmas.

Pub Date: Aug. 18th, 1949
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace