ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP by Andrew--Adapt. Lang

ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Time has not withered Lang's version of Aladdin, and Le Cain's kitsch-Persian illustrations are not a bad accompaniment. True, the mannered figures have no dramatic weight; but the tricks Le Cain plays with the page design (smoke billowing out of a frame, the magic ring expanding to become the genie, the genie's arm reaching down into a picture), plus the spectacular assortment of special effects generally, provides visual excitement to spare. For an exotic tale that turns on magic, it's at least plausible to have pictures that are strictly artifice.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1982
Publisher: Viking