THREE TICKETS TO ADVENTURE by Gerald M. Durrell

THREE TICKETS TO ADVENTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

More of the author's fancy fauna provide an animated display for his collecting in British Guiana and he ranges from charming characters to ghouls in disarming fashion. There is his companion, Bob, a painter, and the island called Adventure; there are the hunters in all their rugged individualism; the specimens are brought in by Amerindians; the creatures pile up a mountain of trouble with their substitute feeding and general living problems. Reptiles, birds, rodents are but part of the eventual cargo for they add the curassow, Cuthbert (and what a mess he makes of everything); the very bad tempered two-toed sloths (but the three-toed were nice); the anteaters, agouti, Percy, (the peccary), the pacas, caymans, armadillos, tortoises, toads, frogs, tree porcupines, electric sels -- which adds up to quite a gang to transport. Sound, sight and color make this casual if energetic (even hopefully intrepid) adventuring -- perhaps not quite up to the freshness of his earlier books -- but better than you might bargain for, if you allow an overall iridescence.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1955
Publisher: Viking