PHILIP by D. E. Westlake


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Philip lives in a huge apartment house with ""the biggest and shiniest doorman on the whole block"" and a terrace and a newly-arrived toy dump truck -- but no dirt. His diggings -- in the flower box, in the lobby sand pot, in the soil around the widewalk tree -- anger Mr. Neep, the auspicious doorman; he passes Philip's problem along via the doorman relay system and two workmen from a construction site down the street appear with a load of dirt for Philip's terrace (and many loads for the truck). In appearance and attitudes, there's something of the Thirties here -- and what to make of the non-working mother who won't take her only child to the park until Saturday? A trivial predicament in too many words and dull, awkward illustrations.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1967
Publisher: Crowell