THE COBBLER'S REWARD by Barbara & Ewa Reid Reid

THE COBBLER'S REWARD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A young cobbler's kindness to ants, bees, and ducks is returned when a witch sets him three humanly impossible tasks and the creatures help him to accomplish them--thereby winning the beautiful maiden instead of losing his head. The familiar folk-tale motifs are given a Polish setting here, which Mikolaycak carries through in his decorative borders. But his mannered, gray-toned illustrations, adorned with the usual wavy locks and drapery folds (though he's cut back a bit on the billowing swirls), burden the ordinary story with an inappropriately somber, self-important look.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1979
Publisher: Macmillan