THE GREAT APE by Fernando--Illus. Krahn

THE GREAT APE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Krahn's own silent King Kong--""Being [as subtitled] the True Version of the Famous Saga of Adventure and Friendship""--starts with a camera-laden expedition (somehow there's a little girl among them) arriving on an exotic shore. . . where natives cheering a turtle race point them on to a nearby mountain. The ""friendship"" begins when the little girl falls off a cliff and into the clutches of an oversized anthropoid, who goes on swinging placidly until the resourceful crew lures him to the ship with a giant blowup banana. One of Krahn's more amusing concoctions, this is chock full of clever touches to the very last frame. However, they'll probably be best appreciated by those old enough to stay up for the late late show.

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 1978
Publisher: Viking