LEONORA O'GRADY by Leah Komaiko

LEONORA O'GRADY

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Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A nonsense rhyme celebrates a joyous older neighbor. Every morning, Leonora steps outside to water bulging bags of ``Popcorn from Paraguay/Snakeskins from Spain/A buffalo's toothbrush/A tube full of rain'' and other found materials; at night she dances in the city park across the street (``She's the moon shadow's daughter/The old statue's wife./And together they tango...'') until--on some summer nights--she falls asleep on a park bench. In Cornell's exuberant art, energetic dots and dashes define tumbled shapes in splashes of color as, trailed by the admiring young narrator, gray-haired Leonora grins cheerfully at the world and pushes a shopping cart exploding with tangles of bric-a-brac. A childlike tribute with no hint of the darker side connoted by Leonora's free-spiritedness. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: May 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-06-021766-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1992




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