WONDERFUL THINGS by Katherine Magill


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The remarkable, not at all wonderful thing about this book is the chunky, out-size, misshapen figures, all flat white, color-me characters. The big blank children are shown picking up odds and ends from the jagged, crowded wilderness identified as Northern Alberta. The text, which is almost submerged by the hyperthyroid illustrations, is supposed to be written in free verse, and finds the children metaphorically cooing over the finds of their nature walk. It reads like a dismal but well-meant Girl Scout pep talk.

Pub Date: March 30th, 1965
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman