THE YEAR IS A ROUND THING by Helene Ebeltoft Davis

THE YEAR IS A ROUND THING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A disappointing book, for the substance is there for an extraordinarily vivid picture of life in northern Norway --and the manner of telling is such as to discourage young readers from going beyond the opening chapters. Autobiographical -- and yet told in the third person, so that it becomes neither a ""true story"" nor fiction. Furthermore, the symbolic side is ruined by overemphasis. The text rounds out the year in the lives of a family, bringing in the daily routine, the play, the work, the school, and the activities of the farm.

Pub Date: Oct. 5th, 1938
Publisher: Harper