THE SECRET IN THE DUNGEON by Fernando Krahn

THE SECRET IN THE DUNGEON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Krahn's latest wordless strip has a little girl and her parents drive up to tour a medieval castle. The little girl wanders off from the tour group. . . down backstairs to a knobby wheel (the gate-raising windlass), which flings her along, out, down, and onto a sort surface that turns out to be the upturned belly of a sleeping dragon. As she climbs around, the dragon shorts; and that burst sends her back up through the air and then through a fireplace-opening, into the room the incredulous group is just entering. A cleverly turned trifle--with a properly murky dungeon, the surprise of identifying the dragon belly, the later, subtler connection with the fireplace, and Krahn's way of combining a comic distance with close-up visual involvement.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1983
Publisher: Clarion/Houghton Mifflin