THE ANGELS ALPHABET by Hilda von Stockum


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The publisher tells us that this was done jointly by Hilda von Stockum and her children, but I can't imagine other children liking any part of it. I found it pretty sickeningly saccharine, neither good verse nor inspiring on a spiritual plane. Topical value for Sunday Schools- on a long guess- perhaps, as the alphabet rounds up Balaam, Eternity, Gabriel, Principalities, the Word of God, and other as far-fetched fellow travelers. There are saints and sinners, morals and aspects of faith, limpingly versified with the alphabet almost the sole springboard. Even the pictures- in old-fashioned scratchboard technique- lack the charm of most of Hilda von Stockum's work.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1948
Publisher: Viking