THE DOOR IN THE CLOSET by Josephine Deskam Bacon

THE DOOR IN THE CLOSET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a difficult story to place. It starts out like a more or less routine family story, with likable children and the kinds of happenings that make one feel part of the picture and on intimate terms with them all. Then -- bang -- out of the blue one is in the midst of an Alice-in-Wonderland life, with characters from real life all mixed in with dreams of most astounding clarity and detail. Then back again to the everyday life. This seesaw makes the book unnecessarily complicated, and splits its appeal, so that it wont quite click with either realistic or imaginative children. Josephine Daskam Bacon's name is good for some adult sales, but I don't think she brings this off.

Publisher: Viking