THE STAR (AND GEORGE) by Gerald Potterton


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Stick-figure George has no topper for his Christmas tree: the paper star is not satisfying, the pineapple misses too, and the frog just won't do either. No, he wants that star up there, the brightest in the sky. Odds and ends make a rocket ship, in cartoon time, and George is off to get that star, which he brings back to earth in a box. He lifts the lid and ""SWOOSH! The star shot up the chimney"" (in eye-straining type) and back into the sky. After that the sedentary paper star looks better and George has a happy Christmas. Based on the author's animated cartoon, this is a slow-motion derivative. Reductio ad absurdum.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Harper & Row