LAWYER'S WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Joseph Justice

LAWYER'S WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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Age Range: 10 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

A practicing attorney holds forth with this hilarious parody of the ubiquitous holiday poem, fitting in all sorts of legal terms and conditions that will be over the heads of most children but right on target for attorneys and law students. The narrative is built around the legal team of Bluff, Bluster and Blunder, who each has his own shady look, creating a terrible trio of disreputable-looking characters. The parody is particularly well-written for this subgenre, following the letter of the law with regard to meter and rhyme scheme, and the moody watercolor illustrations are a fine fit for Bluff, Bluster and Blunder in all their shifty splendor. Not really intended for children but nearly guaranteed to bring down the house at Christmas parties in legal offices and law schools across the land. (Picture book. 10 & up)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-58980-739-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Pelican
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2010




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