HOLIDAY PLAYS FOR TEEN-AGERS by Helen Louise Miller

HOLIDAY PLAYS FOR TEEN-AGERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An insipid collection of one act plays for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Washington's birthday, Lincoln's birthday, Mothers' Day- and advertised as royalty free. For Christmas there is a little number called ""Puppy Love"" in which a stray pup on the door step leads to Chrystal's making up with boyfriend Mike at a nice homey party. Mothers' Day is celebrated with the tale of Bill's realization that his tough, uncouth Slug, is as bad as his mother claims. Lincoln had a step-mother too, is the conclusion of the kids in a family- one of whom had been badgering the others to believe that their abnormally self effacing step-mother was a witch, and so forth. Lots of sentiment and type characters. Unreasoned ideals are plastered on thickly. And it does seem that the teen agers should already have chewed into something a little meatier.

Publisher: Plays, Inc.