DOCTOR MOLEDINKY'S CASTLE by Gerald Hausman

DOCTOR MOLEDINKY'S CASTLE

A Hometown Tale
Age Range: 9 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The magic of a summer in a small town, circa 1957. In related stories, Andy tells about the odd characters and events that fill his 12th summer in Berkeley Bend, including an imaginary elephant, a beautiful girl with a taste for blood, an old woman who can sometimes tell the future, a boy who communicates with animals, the millionaire, Dr. Moledinky, and many others. The second story, ``Old Ben, Pam Snow, and the Blood of Summer,'' is reminiscent of Ray Bradbury's ``Dandelion Wine,'' but with a sharper edge. In it, Hausman (Duppy Talk, 1994, not reviewed) beguiles readers with his tough-minded inventiveness and edgy wit, and entrances them with sheer artistry. A wondrous collection woven of comedy, gritty drama, and pungent imagination, stitched together with lyrical language that yields passages to be reread and shared. (Fiction. 9-12)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-689-80019-3
Page count: 151pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1995




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