TOMBOY by Barbara Clayton

TOMBOY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The metamorphosis of a tomboy into a young lady often follows a rocky path strewn with countless obstacles. For Gabrielle Lucette, lively and energetic, living in a small New England community, pranks, accidents, embarrassing situations were all a natural part of life. Thus when the pressures of the outside world inspire a self improvement campaign, Gaby finds her past reputation a haunting reminder and a definite handicap. But perseverance in developing her own talent -- writing- and courage in attempting new ventures -- modeling -- contribute steadily in shaping the new Gabrielle. From a feminine viewpoint she passes through the three typical stages of hating parties, finding herself regarded as ""one of the boys"", and finally achieving her place as an attractive young lady and a feminine lead. Told with humor and zest, filled with incident as well as accident, this should find friends in the tomboy set.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1961
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls