CHESTNUT SQUIRREL by Henry Steels Commager


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This has the earmarks of a twice told tale of the family circle, which someone thought ought to be put into book form. Personally, I don't feel that it measures up to the requirements, though it is a competent enough story of a mischievous squirrel. He breaks all the rules small children will recognize (and furthermore gets away with it); he is disobedient, greedy, naughty, and continually in and out of trouble. If one likes humanizing animals -- in not too convincing imitation of the classic examples- this will probably serve as a time passer.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1952
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin