THE WORLD IN THE EASTER EGG by Alvin Trossolt
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THE WORLD IN THE EASTER EGG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not since Pamela Bianco looked inside a spun-sugar egg has anyone done justice to the enchanted existence behind the glass window, and seldom has there been an equally evocative Easter book. There's no story--there doesn't need to be--just the candy egg sitting on the toyshop shelf as each of the other toys takes a look, as each watches the ""secret world, magic world, spun of sugar and light."" The shepherd chases crows in the cornfield, two kittens tumble on the doorstep, the cool brook bubbles in the window, the shepherd trips on his stick, until...the shopkeeper packs the egg in a box: then it is dark in the egg and nothing happens for a long time. Then suddenly the wrappings crackle...a little girl picks up the egg and peeks inside...""And there was everyone busy working again."" In a gaily colored combination of painting and collage, Roger Duvoisin conjures up a crowded store and a pretty pastorale inside the egg. A few of the scenes are overcrowded and overcolored, a few of the figures are awkwardly placed, but never mind--it's a delightful book.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 1967
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard