A WEEK IN DANIEL'S WORLD: France by Hugh Weiss

A WEEK IN DANIEL'S WORLD: France

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Some of Daniel's activities may be trumped up (e.g., a visit to Versailles; Mayday and his sister's birthday), but he keeps busy, which gives the book a thrust although it has no particular direction. For one thing, while there's a strong sense of family affection, there's none whatever of order or discipline, either at home Or at school; moreover, except for a few of his pastimes and his fondness for snails, there's little to distinguish him from an American six-year-old -- except perhaps that he appears to move more freely in an urban environment. There are a few forced background notes (""Daniel, like all French people, thinks French food is the best in the world"") and a few staged incidents. On the whole, however, it's energetic if not entirely indicative.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1969
Publisher: Crowell-Collier