THE LONELY SKYSCRAPER by Jenny Hawkesworth


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In what might qualify as a 1980s version of The Little House, a skyscraper, lonely because he's ""nobody's home,"" hies himself to the country, feels ""huge and ugly in the pretty green field,"" then proceeds--at a bird's direction--to a great forest. And there, by golly, birds, squirrels, rabbits, mice take up residence in him: ""At last he was somebody's HOME."" Soppy but harmless, and kids will enjoy the sight of the skyscraper sashaying down a country road, of birds nesting in desk trays and mice bedding down in paper-clip boxes--though all of this could have been done with less hard-edged ""artistry"" and more Virginia Lee Burton verve.

Pub Date: Sept. 12th, 1980
Publisher: Doubleday