LUCKY'S 24-HOUR GARAGE by Daniel Kirk

LUCKY'S 24-HOUR GARAGE

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Age Range: 5 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Stiff and stylized in the polished deco-style paintings, Angelo looks like a mannequin as he goes about pumping gas at Lucky's all-night garage, circa 1939. As his shift progresses, Angelo serves a foxy lady biker who outlines her mouth ``with the brightest red lipstick Angelo has ever seen,'' an opera-singing Italian papa and his five children, and a bus full of cranky musicians. A bride and groom in a leaky convertible sit out a sudden storm (``some honeymoon''), and a fashionable drunk in ``top hat and tails as rumpled/as an unmade bed'' mooches a nickel for the candy machine. The jazzy design and bold, shiny artwork command more attention than the story; the string of unrelated incidents will recall old movies and other sources of nostalgia for adults but may not satisfy young children. (Picture book. 5-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-7868-0200-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Hyperion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1996




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