THE GREEN CHILDREN by Kevin Crossley-Holland

THE GREEN CHILDREN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Two green children coming from within the earth--an old story developed with appreciable dignity and cultivation of distant time and place, concluded with open-end alternatives. The reader first shares their unexplained appearance with the English villagers, then learns with them the green children's version as the boy and girl learn English. The boy dies of home-sickness; the girl survives, turns fairer gradually, even marries, but never stops looking for the lost entrance to her other world. Some jaunty illustrations characterize the villagers but the children just look sickly in phosphorescent skin tones--an unfortunate detraction from an otherwise delicate rendering.

Pub Date: May 4th, 1968
Publisher: Seabury