SANDY WAS A SOLDIER'S BOY by David Walker

SANDY WAS A SOLDIER'S BOY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Wee Geordie, of recent film acclaim, is part of the background of a new small novel. The central character is the ten year old son of the broad Pipe Major of the Black Watch battalion. The clock moves forward to set this story in future time and a month of short, sharp war. Sandy had no expectation that he would be an integral part of it when mischief impelled him to break every one of the windows at one end of Miss Abigail's greenhouse with his slingshot. Fortunately for him, the Colonel, nephew of Miss Abigail, had done the same thing and was experienced in managing his aunt. How a brief and bitter misunderstanding resulted in Sandy's being witness to the parachute arrival of scouts of the enemy, and how Sandy brought the word that saved the battle for the Black Watch makes a dramatic but somehow creditble finale to a warm and human appealing story.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1957
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin