THE LION AND THE GYPSY by Geoffrey Patterson

THE LION AND THE GYPSY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Like Ringgold (above), Patterson expands on an idea found in a painting; his inspiration, however, is not his own work but Henri Rousseau's enigmatic The Sleeping Gypsy. Unfortunately, the result is an overcontrived tale about a journeying gypsy who is protected, for no apparent reason, by a lion, a snake, an ibis, and (good grief!) a scorpion. Patterson's draughtmanship is energetic, but neither story nor illustrations provide a satisfying complement to Rousseau's intriguing vision.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1990
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Doubleday
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