THE NUNS GO WEST by Jonathan Routh


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Traveling by elephant in their fourth picture book vacation, Routh's featureless nuns help an Eskimo in a white fur coat transport a grand piano across the desert to the Crazy H Saloon. There they foil a holdup by the Grizzly Brothers (""sneakiest thieves in the West"") and later their elephant, touring with the nuns in a ""self-drive train"" donated by the grateful saloon keeper, prevents the same three bears from running off with an Indian community's totem pole. The nuns have ""a lot of fun"" dancing with cowboys and Indians after each run-in with the grizzlies but for us it's too much like a transplant of The Nuns Go East (KR, 1973), especially since the seven sisters' barefaced cuteness was only good for about one volume to start with.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1974
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill