DON'T GET PERCONEL WITH A CHICKEN by H. Allen Smith

DON'T GET PERCONEL WITH A CHICKEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Further research into the literary works of children is here collected from original manuscripts, with the fledglings' scribblings coming from home, school, camp and other sources. Smith admits to a hypnotised fascination and moments of giddiness as the modern authors -- and others like Daisy Ashford and Marjorie Fleming -- provide a ""prowl in the jungle"" of misspellings, strange stories, essays, reports, interpretations of history and literature, Christmas and outbreaks of rebellion. Here are boners and goofs, and awful revelations, and, along with Linkletter's explorations into juvenalia and Smith's earlier book, they would seem to have a market among those attracted by spontaneous humor.

Pub Date: May 12th, 1959
Publisher: Little, Brown