THE SUMMER OF THE FALCON by Jean Craighead George

THE SUMMER OF THE FALCON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A somewhat tipsy song in praise of the raptures and rough spots in adolescent girlhood with a falcon named Zander bearing the brunt of the symbolism. The story highlights the vacation times of June Pritchard from an exuberant thirteen-year-old who successfully raises a baby sparrow hawk to train, through these years summers up to her sixteenth, when June -- without a tear -- watches her beloved Zander disappear into the blue, while she tries on a yellow organdy. Through the summers June learns about the world -- keeping house, adjusting to death with a new spiritual emphasis, relating to boys. For the young ladies who enjoy the maid to Maidenform stories -- this is just a bit more breathless than most. The views of falconry are exciting and one wishes there were more of Zander and less of June.
Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1962
ISBN: 0064400956
Page count: 153pp
Publisher: T.Y. Crowell
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1962




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