MR. ALEXANDER AND THE WITCH by Emmy & Christine Govan West

MR. ALEXANDER AND THE WITCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A pet monkey, and polemic against making pets of monkeys (""you can write to your senators and congressmen""); a ""haunted"" house, an eccentric old crone, some all-a-flutter children--and polemic against witch-hunting ""just as hysterical men and women had done centuries before."" What the authors have made up, on the one hand--and made appealing in the case of squirrel monkey Mr. Alexander--they have repudiated on the other. A kind word wouldn't have been amiss, either, for aggravating ""old-maid"" Aunt Alice, or a warning that Civil War coins (the ""witch's treasure"") aren't often found at the bottom of a well. Best of all, why not skip this old-fashioned monkey business altogether.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1969
Publisher: Viking