ILENKA by Lee Kingman


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Just as Pierre Pidgeon was almost a picture story book, this too straddles the older bracket in this grouping and the earlier bracket in the next... Ilenka, a little Russian girl, with everything to make her happy, is miserable because she cannot decide what she wants to he when she grows up. She finds her choices -- of being a canal boat captain, a farmer, a ballet dancer, -- seem impossible of achievement and finally determines just to grow up and see what she becomes. The bold, vigorous pictures by Arnold Edwin Bare, in unusual reds, browns and grays, are effective and decorative.

Pub Date: Aug. 21st, 1945
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin