TALES FROM THE STEPPES by Cynthia Jameson

TALES FROM THE STEPPES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In four simple tales of fortune won and high-placed thieves outwitted, a wealthy lady saves a crippled handyman's life savings from the grasp of a swindling judge; another judge is cleverly exposed as a drunkard; a poor boy robbed of his hens manages to rob the robber of rich carpets and a fine meal; and a penniless dreamer makes his fortune by selling a ""rabbit servant"" to a rich merchant. The only thing wrong with Spollen's decorative black and white illustrations is that all the men have the same pleasant smile above their beards; the stories too are all on one note, bat they do make amusing and satisfying versions of the fantasies of the poor.

Pub Date: Nov. 26th, 1975
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan